Marlon Smith Hospitalized

Penn State starting shooting guard Marlon Smith remains hospitalized in serious condition after collapsing at practice due to an undisclosed illness Friday.

Immediately after the episode, Smith was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center, where he was evaluated before being transferred to Hershey Medical Center Friday evening.

According to the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Smith is in serious condition. His illness remains undisclosed at this time at the request of his family.

On Monday, Penn State coach Ed DeChellis said, "He is doing better, but at this point in time there's nothing more I can say."

The length of his hospital stay is undetermined at this time and Smith is expected to be sidelined from the team indefinitely. He missed Saturday's road loss to Minnesota and will not travel with the Nittany Lions as they face No. 1 Illinois Wednesday evening.

Smith is PSU's third-leading scorer this season (11.8 ppg) and is averaging 31.3 minutes per game.

We wish Marlon a full and speedy recovery. If you would like to share your own thoughts with Marlon please do so here.

If you would like to hear DeChellis comment on Smith (and other topics), the audio file follows.

Ed DeChellis Press Conference

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