Marrow sets new Hampton University scoring record
Fred Jeter | 2/28/2020, 6 a.m.
Jermaine Marrow has surpassed one legend. Now he’s closing in another.
The Hampton University senior guard recently broke Rick Mahorn’s HU career scoring mark.
Mahorn, who went on to considerable NBA fame, scored 2,497 points from 1976 to 1980 at Hampton University.
Marrow has broken that record with a career total of 2,537 points following his 17- point performance Monday night in Hamp- ton’s loss at Gardner-Webb University.
Marrow has averaged 24.2 points per game, the fourth highest in NCAA Division I.
Next on Marrow’s checklist is the state of Virginia NCAA Division I mark set by Virginia Military Institute’s Reggie Williams from 2004 to 2008. Williams, from Prince George County, had 2,556 points at VMI before embarking on a long NBA career.
Hampton University plays at Radford University on Thursday, Feb. 27, and at home against the University of South Carolina- Upstate on Saturday, Feb. 29.
Marrow has been much more than just a scorer for Coach Buck Joyner. He also had 596 assists and 482 rebounds during his brilliant career.
Hampton is part of the Big South Conference. The athletic conference’s tournament begins Tuesday, March 3, with higher seeds hosting first round games.