Marseille Following in Father’s Footsteps

by Chris Gaynor | Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Marseille Following in Father’s Footsteps

Class of 2018 and Elite 75 alum Keenan Marseille recently accepted a scholarship offer to continue his academic and basketball career at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois. Marseille, who attended Hermon High School in Maine, is coming off a stellar senior season. As the team’s starting point guard, he led the Hawks to an undefeated season and their first state championship. NERR caught up with Fritz Marseille, Keenan’s father, and AAU coach at Black Bear North AAU in Maine.

“Keenan has grown up a lot over the past two years, both physically and mentally. Coach Pigatti (South Suburban College HC) runs a great, up-tempo spread system with hard-nosed defense being a big cornerstone; it fits Keenan’s playing style perfectly.” Fritz, a former South Suburban College player, could not put into words how much this opportunity means for Keenan and his family. “My word can’t do it justice. I am a proud parent and coach. Keenan worked his butt off and now he is in school on a scholarship. He loves the game and now has the opportunity to compete at a high level. Being the best that he can be has always been the goal.”

Keenan was originally on the path to do a post-grad year at The Hyde School in Bath, Maine. When the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps became a reality, it was something he felt he could not pass up. South Suburban College has been ranked in the top 10 of the NJCAA rankings each of the twelve seasons that head coach John Pigatti has been at the helm.

Keenan averaged 10.5 PPG to go along with 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists last winter season. He was a semifinalist for Maine’s Mr. Basketball award, named the Most Valuable player in the Class B North tournament, and was first-team All-Big East Conference.  Keenan is a versatile combo-guard with a polished offensive skillset, and is now looking to carry his momentum into his new home in Illinois.