Martin sets three visits

2014 forward Kelan Martin set up visits to three schools. He'll check out St. Louis, Butler and Texas Tech over the next three weekends.

Kelan Martin is ready to start the visit portion of his recruiting process.

After a strong spring and summer playing with Indiana Elite, Martin picked up varying degrees of interest. He's been examining the schools involved and is ready to take some official visits.

"The next three weeks he's going to take official visits," Martin's father Ken told "He's going to St. Louis this weekend. Then Butler on the 3rd and then Texas Tech the weekend after."

According to the elder Martin, St. Louis, Butler and Texas Tech have all offered the 6-foot-6 forward out of Louisville (Ky.) Ballard.

"He just sort of reduced his list to those three," Martin added. "That's who he's going to take his official visits too. If those none of those come out to be and he doesn't feel good about it, he's going to wait until the spring."

Although waiting until the spring is an option, does Martin ultimately believe his son will end up at one of the three schools with a schedule visit?

"I think so," Martin responded. "I think that's the only reason he has it down to those three. They've shown the most interest. He's looking for the best fit. When we talk about [schools], those are the three he wanted to set up the visits with. Those are the places he knows he can play at right away."

Martin said that his son is looking for a school that will get him on the floor early in his college career.

"It's all about the fit from a basketball standpoint," he said. "From an educational standpoint they are all about the same, with the exception of St. Louis and Butler being private schools. We know from an educational standpoint he's going to get the best.

"It's all about the fit and get in the rotation early," he added. "We aren't saying start right away, but being involved early."

Among the other schools that have shown interest in Martin throughout the recruiting process are West Virginia, Oklahoma, VCU and Providence.

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