That's correct, you're eyes did not deceive you. You did read the first sentence right. Martin, a 6-foot-6 wing out of famed Lawrence North hasn't played a single game with the varsity. Scout.com tabbed him at the No. 36 prospect in the Class of 2010 after a series of impressive AAU performances.
Martin, who obviously will log time this year on the varsity, was motivated by the extra time he spent with the second unit.
"I looked it as fuel because the coaches didn't think I was ready to play," Martin said. "I just worked harder in order to make them realize I need some time. I did my work at the school and I put in extra work and kept going at it."
Speaking of working hard, Louisville did its due diligence with Martin and came away with the prized wing. When it came time to decide, U of L's head coach played a significant role.
"It was Coach Pitino. He's a great guy and the way he takes care of his players and motivates them to excel on and off the court. The environment of Louisville sold me and their staff is amazing at what they do."