Martin continues to make strides

It has been a good spring on the AAU circuit for Kelan Martin, and college coaches are beginning to pick up the interest.

Three-star forward Kelan Martin has been a nice surprise all spring long. The 6-foot-5 Martin has been a scoring machine in nearly every event has played in for Indiana Elite. Now college coaches are really beginning to take notice of his play and Martin is starting to pick up more recruiting attention.

"I think I have been playing good this spring," said Martin. "I think this has been the best spring I have had as an AAU player."

At 6-foot-5 and around 210 pounds, Martin has a unique frame and skill set for a basketball player. Offensively he is capable of about anything, and can score in a variety of ways, and he feels that is what coaches are noticing.

"I am just playing hard, going out there and scoring, and doing what I can to beat my defender," said Martin. "That is what I have been doing all spring long."

Recruiting wise it was mostly mid-major interest before the spring for Martin, but recently the high-major schools have started to recruit him more.

"Providence, St. Louis, Creighton, Boston College, Xavier, and Butler are recruiting me," noted Martin. "Providence is the only school to offer me."

The offer from Providence was his first high major offer, and Martin was excited to get it.

"I don't know much about Providence, but it was good to get an offer from them," explained Martin. "They have told me they think I am a great fit and that I could come in and play."

Fellow Big East schools, Butler and Xavier have also been fairly active recruiting Martin and are in close evaluation mode.

About Butler, Martin said, "I am going to their Elite Camp. They want to see me play and they have told me that they want to see me improve on my defense."

He continued talking about Xavier, "They have been recruiting me, and they have a great program, but I haven't talked to them a ton recently, but they are sending me letters and stuff like that."

For now Martin will look to impress schools during June and July, and then will start to narrow down his list and look for the right fit for him.

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