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YSU men's basketball signs guard Marcus Keene

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Marcus Keene, from San Antonio, Texas, has signed a National Letter-of-Intent during the early signing period to continue his academic and basketball career at Youngstown State University, men's basketball Head Coach Jerry Slocum announced. 

Keene, a 5-9 point guard at Warren High School, was named all-state, all-city and was selected to the Super-City Team last season as a junior. 

He also scored 37 points, including the final 19 points, in an 82-80 victory over Brennan High School in the season opener of his senior year. 

Last season, Keene averaged 14.7 points, 5.1 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game for Warren. 

Slocum said that Keene is an outstanding player and will fill a need next season. 

"We are excited to have Marcus join our basketball program," Slocum said. "He comes from an great high school program under Head Coach Jim Weaver. 

"Marcus has the whole package in terms of being a complete point guard. He shoots and handles the ball well; he has leadership qualities and is a lock-down defender." 

Keene felt Youngstown State was a great fit for him and that he hopes his skills can help improve the program. 

"The coaching staff showed a lot of interest in me right away," Keene said. "When I got to campus on my visit, it felt like a family atmosphere with the players and the coaches. 

"I hope to bring leadership and toughness and a will to win to the program. I have a do-whatever-it-takes attitude to help my team win." 

As a sophomore, Keene averaged 12 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.2 rebounds per contest. 

Over the last two seasons, Keene has scored 781 points.

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