2007 Intro: Martavis Kee

Martavis Kee seized an opportunity last summer and he's not letting it pass him by. The Florida guard is making the rounds.

When Jeremiah Rivers left Nike Team Florida last spring, it opened up a spot. Martavis Kee took full advantage.

The 6-foot-2, 183-pound junior point guard got a chance to run the team and show college coaches what he was capable of – and it paid off.

``When Jeremiah left, I had to step in and be the point guard," Kee said. "Coach (Tom) Topping gave me a bigger role and helped give me confidence."

Kee has taken unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Florida State, Virginia Tech and South Florida. Michigan State and Illinois are also in the mix.

He said that Virginia Tech (offer), Wake Forest, Illinois and Michigan State are his early leaders.

``He's very good with the ball in his hands," St. Thomas Aquinas coach Steve Strand said. "He can really score – whether it's shooting or getting to the basket."

``He just needs to get a little stronger," added Strand. "His quickness is good, not great. But he's athletic enough to defend. Offensively, he's as good as it gets with the ball."

The 17-year-old Kee played shooting guard a year ago because of a senior point guard, but he'll have the ball in his hands the majority of his final two seasons at St. Thomas Aquinas.

``I didn't play that well last year as a sophomore," said Kee, who averaged 13 points and six assists a year ago. "But the summer really gave me a lot more confidence. I just felt like I wasn't playing my game last year."


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