The 5-9 guard from San Antonio, Texas came to CMU via Youngstown State. In his single season with the Chippewas, he not only scored points by the bushel at times (e.g. 51 points in a come-from-behind home-court win over Miami), but also put CMU in the limelight. Feature stories on Keene appeared in publications such as Sports Illustrated, USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. His highlights appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter and he was featured on the CBS Evening News.
Keene’s exploits also . . .
"We appreciate Marcus for his time at Central Michigan," Central Michigan head coach Keno Davis said. "The influence Marcus has had will impact the program positively for years to come."
He was also honored on the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District V First Team and to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 14 First Team.
Among Keene's other highlights:
• He was named the Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week five times and provided Central Michigan a First Team All-MAC guard for the third consecutive season.
• He set a program record with 125 3-pointers and led the nation in 3-pointers per game (3.91).
• He hit 10 3-pointers in his 50-point game against Miami, which tied the program record and the total was the most by a MAC player this season.
• He ranked third in the MAC in assists per game (4.9).