Martin's Top Two

Arkansas is battling Ole Miss for a number of 2011 prospects, including Jacksonville (FL) Providence forward and Real Deal in the Rock standout Wayne Martin (6-7, 180), who has the Razorbacks and Rebels in his top two.

He lives in Florida, is playing for Atlanta, will soon hook up with Canada, but is thinking of a future in either Arkansas or Mississippi.

Jacksonville (FL) Providence Wayne Martin, Jr. whose dad is a former Razorback football star, is logging time for the Atlanta Celtics and is one of the top players at this weekend's Real Deal in the Rock.

After helping his team to a Saturday morning win in the AAU event, Martin (6-7, 190) sized up his recruiting picture.

"Arkansas and Ole Miss are my top two right now," Martin said. "I am probably going to end up deciding in September and it is going to come down to them two. It's probably going to come down to playing style and that home feeling."

Martin who said he will take official visits to the aforementioned two schools and Miami, took an unofficial visit to Arkansas this past football season during September and really enjoyed what he saw.

"It was great," Martin said. "I love all the tradition that they have there. From the Sidney Moncriefs to the Todd Days, it doesn't get any better than that Arkansas basketball."

He also stated a belief in John Pelphrey's ability to turn Arkansas' program around soon.

"In my eyes, I think the sky is the limit for Coach Pelphrey," Martin said. "He is a great guy, a great coach. I believe in him and all his philosophies as a head coach. I think this is going to be the year when all that comes together for them."

Martin is playing with the Atlanta-based club, but plans to join a different team for the summer.

"I think I am going to be playing with Grassroots Canada out of Toronto," Martin said.

Martin is coming off a high school season in which his team won a state title. He joined forces with Florida signee Patric Young and Kentucky signee Stacy Pool.

"Our season ended great," Martin said. "We won the state title. It was a great experience. I really enjoyed playing with Patric and Stacy."

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