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Ex-College Basketball Star Jermaine Marshall Dead at 28

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Ex-Arizona State basketball star Jermaine Marshall — who also had a brief stint in the NBA — has died at 28 years old … his French professional team announced Friday.

Marshall was reportedly found dead in his apartment. The cause of death has not been released.

The Pennsylvania native played 3 seasons with Penn State before transferring to ASU for his senior year. He played a huge role in the Sun Devils’ NCAA tournament run in 2014, averaging 15 points.

ASU released a statement on Friday … saying “He gave us so many big buckets en route to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jermaine Marshall.”

Marshall spent time with the Houston Rockets during the 2014-15 season … and later moved to Europe to play professionally. He was most recently with the Hermine Nantes Basket in France.


High School Basketball Star Maori Davenport Can Play … Judge Rules

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High school basketball superstar Maori Davenport will be ALLOWED to play in her game Friday night after a judge called off her suspension. 

Davenport’s story became national news when athletic officials in Alabama ruled her ineligible after learning she received an $ 857 check from Team USA basketball for playing in a tourney back in August. The check covered lost wages and expenses. 

The check was sent to Davenport as the result of a clerical error — she never sought out the payment. 

Davenport initially cashed the check under the assumption it was a standard operating procedure for people playing for Team USA. When the organization realized the error, they asked for the money back and she returned it the next day. 

Still, officials in Alabama believed cashing the check violated the rules — and deemed her ineligible for her senior year. 

It’s a big deal considering 6’4″ Davenport is one of the best players in the country — and committed to attend Rutgers next year. 

Huge stars like Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Billie Jean King and more spoke out in Davenport’s defense — calling the suspension ridiculous and insisting she did nothing wrong. 

An emergency motion was filed in Pike County Circuit Court and on Friday the judge decided to repeal the suspension — pending the outcome of a hearing on the matter. 

Translation, Davenport can play with her high school team for now. 

Michael Jordan Parties On $80 Million Yacht … with Basketball Court!

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He shoots, he scores … ON WATER!!!

Michael Jordan‘s 2019 is off to a GREAT start — he’s hanging out on an $ 80 MILLION super yacht off the coast of St. Barths … and the ship has a basketball court onboard!!!

Seriously … this thing’s amazing. 

Unclear if MJ is ponying up the $ 840,000 per week it costs to charter the 230-foot floating mansion — but he’s reportedly worth around $ 1 BILLION, so it’s not like he can’t afford it. 

Either way, this ship is paradise on water — with 8 cabins, a bar, dining room, full gym, deck Jacuzzi … and, oh yeah, the basketball court!! 

The yacht also boasts a state-of-the-art audiovisual system, satellite TV and fast WIFI … so you can still check your Instagram from the middle of the ocean. 

So yeah, it’s still good to be Michael Jordan.