Four-star point guard Remy Martin verbally committed to Arizona State on Thursday, his father, Sam Martin, told Scout.
“For me it’s just a win, win,” Martin said. ”Just the fact that Bobby Hurley resonates in the basketball world. I think he can get Remy all the things he needs to make him a better player.
“I just enoyed the school,” he added. “I think the school is great. I spoke to the academics advisors and everything they said was wonderful.”
Martin, a standout at Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon, also strongly considered Kansas, Marquette and Connecticut.
Being able to play for a former point guard in Hurley factored heavily into Martin’s decision making, according to his father.
“That’s major,” he said. “That’s exactly what I was saying. It’s the fact that Hurley can give him all the tools to make him a better player because he’s done it at the highest level. He was very successful.”
“I told Remy, If coach Hurley gives you half of what he had as a player, then you can be successful at the college level.”
The elder Martin even had his son watch the recent ESPN E:60 feature on his future head coach.
“I made him watch it,” he said. “He wasn’t the most athletic guard, but he was smarter and a step ahead of everyone and I need those qualities instilled in my guy.”
Martin, who averaged 14.5 points a game as a junior last season, is Arizona State’s second pledge of the 2017 recruiting class. He joins four-star forward Daniel Mading to make up their current class.