Nevada picks up a high-scoring transfer from Missouri State

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Nevada earned a high-scoring transfer on Tuesday as Missouri State graduate transfer Marcus Marshall committed to the Wolfpack. The news was first reported by Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com.

Marshall played in 14 games for the Bears last season and was the second-leading scorer in the Valley before opting to transfer. The 6-foot-3 guard reportedly got into verbal altercations with head coach Paul Lusk that led to a suspension against Evansville. Marshall opted to leave the program a few days after.

Before leaving, Marshall was averaging 19.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game for Missouri State while shooting 45 percent from the field and from 3-point range.

The addition of Marshall should be a significant boost to the Wolfpack and new head coach Eric Musselman. Per NCAA transfer rules, Marshall will have to sit out next season, but will be eligible for his final season beginning during the 2016-17 season.