Former Arizona State, Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall died of natural causes

Former Arizona State and Penn State guard Jermaine Marshall died last month of natural causes, according to his family.

Marshall, 28, was found dead on Jan. 18 at his home in France, where he was playing for Nantes in the country's second division.

French authorities performed an autopsy and determined the cause of death as heart complications which had gone undetected, according to his family.

Marshall played three seasons at Penn State from 2010 to 2013 before transferring to Arizona State for his final year of eligibility. His clutch performances led the Sun Devils to an NCAA tournament berth in 2014, averaging 15.1 points per game. One of his finest performances that season came against ASU rivals Arizona, who was ranked No. 2 when Marshall scored eight of his 29 points in the second overtime to lead his team to a 69-66 win.

"Our family was exceptionally blessed to know and love Jermaine. Incredibly talented, funny, thoughtful, a fierce competitor and a superb athlete who had an unbelievable work ethic and reputation," his family said in a statement. "Jermaine fell in love with the game of basketball at an early age. He went on to fulfill a life-long dream of playing at the college level and professionally for the Hermine Nantes basketball team in Nantes, France. Jermaine was loved by teammates and fans all over the world."

Funeral services will be held on Feb. 9 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.