Ex-Menehune Keene still leads NCAA in scoring

Moanalua’s Marcus Keene elevated over Kalaheo’s Kevin Leong during his lone season in a Na Menehune uniform. Photo by Jamm Aquino.
Moanalua’s Marcus Keene elevated over Kalaheo’s Kevin Leong during his lone season in a Na Menehune uniform. Photo by Jamm Aquino.

Rolling and rolling, that’s all Marcus Keene is doing.

The former Moanalua guard, who played for Na Menehune as a freshman, continues to lead the nation in scoring at 30.4 points per game. The Central Michigan junior turned in a couple of 30-point games last week and was named American Sports Network’s men’s basketball player of the week.

The 5-foot-9 guard was also named Mid-American Conference West Division player of the week. Keene scored 36 points on 13-for-23 shooting from the field, including 5-for-11 from the arc, in the Chippewas 91-81 win over William & Mary on Nov. 29. He added five assists and two rebounds.

In their 82-59 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Keene poured in 31 points on 9-for-16 shooting, including 8-for-14 from the arc. He added five boards and four dimes in 38 minutes.


  1. Education First December 6, 2016 8:03 am

    Just did a google search on this young man:

    He is shooting 53% from the field; 43% from 3; 83% from the FT Line.

    He is averaging 30.4 ppg playing 34.2 minutes (out of 40 minutes per game). He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. The only thing is he is also averaging about 3.7 turnovers again. He got to drop that to under 2 a game.

    But he is a bad man. Good luck to him. Hopefully he can make it to the league.

  2. Paul Honda December 6, 2016 11:55 am

    Yes, in this case, the numbers are phenomenal and they don’t lie. I think the TO number is related to his high usage and minutes played. He’s well over 30 minutes per game, so I’d be OK with 3.7. Could be better, but what a season he’s having. His efficiency last week was incredible. So good on the pick/roll. Knows his angles, uses the glass a lot. Fun to watch, on video anyway. That’s as close as I can get.

  3. ZipinParadise December 14, 2016 6:33 am

    There’s a story on Marcus at ESPN.com today. Have known of him in MACtion, but this is the first I’ve heard he played up the street from here (GoMenes). MaxPreps shows he avg’d 8.7 ppg as a freshman, and was 2nd team all-OIA East. I’ll be interested in seeing him and the Chipps when I attend the MAC tourney in Believeland in March. #GoZips

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