Hampton University basketball standout Jermaine Marrow announces intention to transfer

Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 21:30:33-04

Jermaine Marrow

HAMPTON, Va. – He’s one of the best scorers in the country. And now, he’s taking his shot with another college basketball program for his senior season.

Jermaine Marrow, Hampton University basketball’s first team All-Big South conference guard who finished eighth in the nation in scoring last season, announced via social media he will enter his name into the transfer portal to explore his options with other schools.

“I would like to thank hampton for everything but after talking wit a couple people I will be putting my name in the transfer portal,” Marrow wrote on his Twitter account.

The NCAA transfer portal, which  launched in 2019, provides student-athletes with the ability to publicly declare their intent to transfer and desire to speak to other schools. Division I student-athletes who wish to transfer must inform their current school in writing. The school then has two business days to enter the student’s name into the transfer portal, which allows other schools to confirm that the student can be recruited.

Jermaine Marrow.

If the student-athlete withdraws his or her name from the database or the school lets the NCAA know that the student has enrolled elsewhere, the student’s record is updated in the portal. The transfer portal is reset at the end of each academic year.

Last season, Marrow, who starred at Heritage High School in Newport News, finished one point shy of the Pirates single season record of 855 held by Rick Mahorn. His 854 points as a junior were the most in a NCAA Division I-era season for Hampton University. His 24.4 points/game ranked No. 8 in NCAA Division I.

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Jermaine also finished with the fourth highest single season points total in Big South Conference history along with the seventh highest single season scoring average in Big South Conference history (24.4). He ended his junior season with 1,987 points and is within range of Rick Mahorn’s school record of 2,418 career points. Marrow is on pace to become the 16th player in Big South Conference history to score 1,000 points in his first two years in the league.

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