One of Southern California’s top power forward prospects in 2019 is a familiar name.
Kenyon Martin Jr., the son of former NBA All-Star Kenyon Martin, Sr., is a 6-foot-6, 185-pound sophomore out of West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade.
Martin, Jr., who has grown a couple of inches over the last year, is an athletic four man with a high motor who finishes above the rim, rebounds and blocks shots.
“When I catch the ball I really look at the basket trying to attack,” Martin, Jr. said. “If not I try to swing the ball and get my teammates involved. I want to improve at shooting and dribbling.”
Kenyon Martin, Sr., has been a consistent spectator at his son’s games and has offered plenty of advice along the way.
“He tells me to play my game and to not try and do things that I can’t do,” Martin, Jr. said. “He tells me to come out every game and play hard no matter what.”
“Duke is my dream school,” he said. “I like their environment, I really like how Coach K coaches and I like all the players who went there and became successful.”
When his recruitment picks up, Martin, Jr. has an idea of what he’ll be looking for.
“I want a good environment, academics, good coaches and teammates,” Martin, Jr. said.