Marcus Keene scores nation’s first 50 point game
If you haven’t heard of Marcus Keene, you should probably look him up ASAP. You know what, here is his player page for ya — what can I say? I’m a giver. Keene, as the title states, had a monster game today and scored 50 points against Miami (OH). It was a monster game for Keene who scored 50 points on 15-23 shooting, 10 of 15 from 3 and a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. At one point, Keene scored 26 straight points. Keene’s game was so good his teammates had some fun with it.
Yo me and @Marcus3Keene combined for 53 pts today…goin crazy
— Blake Hibbitts (@BlakeHibbitts) January 22, 2017
Keene is the nation’s leading scorer averaging 28.7 ppg. While yes, he may be a bit of a volume shooter, his slash lines aren’t terrible .459/.374/.799. Keene is just a junior who transferred to Central Michigan from Youngstown State and stands a mammoth 5 foot 9. Keene holds a striking resemblance to former Oakland U guard and current Cleveland Cavalier Kay Felder. Felder also stands a whopping 5-9 and could score like crazy. There is, however, a big difference in their games. Felder was also a very good passer (9.3) and rebounded the ball well above his size (4.3 per game). Keene’s numbers aren’t bad, 4.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists, but his turnovers are the big issue, 4.2 per game. Unlike Felder though, I would be very surprised if Marcus went pro after this season. Give Marcus one more year in college to craft his game and he could be a very solid choice for good team to develop. I highly recommend that you check out a Central Michigan game because Keene’s scoring ability is beyond impressive.