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Nevada adds high scoring transfer Marcus Marshall from Missouri State

Eric Musselman receives commitment from Marcus Marshall who will be eligible to play in 2016.

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Eric Musselman has brought in his first recruit to the Nevada Wolf Pack basketball program.

Per Jeff Borzello, the Wolf Pack received a commitment from Missouri State transfer Marcus Marshall on Tuesday. Marshall will have one year of eligibility left and will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Marshall, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard from St.Paul, Minnesota, was the Missouri Valley Freshman of the year for the 2012-13 season and was one of the leading scorers in the nation last season averaging 19 points per game before deciding to transfer in the middle of last season after being suspended indefinitely from the Missouri State program for conduct detrimental to the team. Marshall had a verbal confrontation with coach Paul Lusk before being suspended by the team.

Per the Springfield News-Leader, Lusk commented that Marshall is a "good kid who is trying to find his way and we wish him the best". Lusk also said, "this is a mutual decision that will be best thing moving forward for our program and for him."

When he is eligible, Marshall will give the Wolf Pack some much needed offensive fire power. Last season, the Wolf Pack shot 25 percent from three-point land last year which was second to last in the nation while Marshall shot 45.6 percent from three last year and is a career 37.5 percent three point shooter.

Despite not being eligible this upcoming season, the addition of Marshall is a big get for Musselman as he looks to get Nevada basketball out of the bottoms of the Mountain West conference. Musselman has one scholarship remaining for 2015 after the Wolf Pack added Marshall today and Eden Ewing signing with the Wolf Pack in November.