Martin Patiently Navigates The Process

Once a transfer is announced, a lot of kids want to hurry and pick a new school. Scott Martin is taking the opposite approach. Focused on finishing strong academically, he'll take his time with the process.

Scott Martin is a patient kid. The 6-foot-8, 200 pound wing made the decision to leave Purdue this month but picking a new destination is going to take time. "I'm really waiting until the school year is over before I get big into making a decision or doing any visits," Martin told

The No. 29 prospect in the Class of 2007 averaged 21 minutes, 8.3 points and 3 rebounds for a Purdue team that made a run and hit the jackpot with an NCAA Tournament bid, despite its youth.

Martin made the decision to pursue other options. Obviously with a player of his stature and potential, the interest has been great. "Some (schools) have called and that sort of thing," Martin said. "I just haven't narrowed it down. I'm focusing on school and making sure that I leave with good grades."

Since obtaining his release, Martin has spoken with some schools. Notre Dame, Butler, Valparaiso, Loyola, Pittsburgh and Baylor are programs Martin himself has conversed with.

At this stage, Martin indicated he hasn't given thought to the "perfect situation" and would prefer to be close to his Valparaiso home. "I'm not dead set on it but I would like to be close enough to where my parents can see me play. If the right situation presents itself that might be an option for me."

As for having to sit out a season per transfer rules, Martin will make the best of it. "It'll be tough but I'll just use it as a positive and work on getting stronger and better. When I can play I'll be a better player than before."

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