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Manhattan Athletics Hall of Famer Passes Away

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 01/13/2009
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RIVERDALE, N.Y. Manhattan College is deeply sadden to announce former men’s basketball standout John Marren ’70 passed away last week in Alexandria, Va. Marren was inducted to the Manhattan Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998 after a decorated playing career wearing the Kelly Green and White. He is survived by his wife, Carol Marren; one brother Lawrence Marren; numerous nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-laws and friends.


Marren recorded 1,291 points (18.4 ppg) and 908 rebounds (12.9 rpg) in 70 games with the Jaspers from 1967-70. The sharpshooter shot over 50% from the floor during his career and is tied for 11th all-time on the program’s scoring list. As a senior, Marren led the Jaspers averaging 19.3 points and 14.9 rebounds per game. Additionally, he helped lead Manhattan to a win over top-ranked North Carolina in the 1970 NIT. Marren was selected in the fourth round of the NBA Draft by the New York Knicks.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in John’s memory to S.O.M.E., 71 O St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.


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