Penn State basketball player suspended

Guard Jermaine Marshall has been suspended indefinitely by coach Pat Chambers from the Penn State’s men’s basketball team for a violation of team rules, team spokesman Brian Siegrist confirmed on Wednesday.

Fight On State, a affiliate that covers the program, broke the news earlier on Wednesday.

Marshall has not practiced since the Nittany Lions began preseason practices on Oct. 14 and is not currently with the team, Siegrist said. No timetable has been set for Marshall’s reinstatement and Chambers will continue to review the redshirt sophomore guard’s status with the team.

On the injury front, senior guard and team co-captain Cammeron Woodyard underwent arthroscopic surgery to “clean up some material in his left knee” earlier this month and has not practiced since, Siegrist said. Woodyard is walking and rehabbing the knee but is expected to miss 2-3 more weeks.

Marshall’s suspension and Woodyard’s injury leaves Chambers thin in the backcourt. Of the team’s returning players, Marshall’s 2.5 points per game ranked second and Woodyard averaged 1.8 points last season.

Both were expected to contribute on a team that graduated four of its five starters, including Talor Battle, the program’s all-time leading scorer.

Penn State opens its season against Hartford on Nov. 12.

--Jake Kaplan