VIDEO: Jarell Martin on LSU's frontcourt

LSU sophomore forward Jarell Martin explains where he fits in on the floor with Jordan Mickey and Elbert Robinson. The Baton Rouge native also talks about LSU's new backcourt duo.

Coming off a rookie season in which he netted All-SEC Freshman Team honors, LSU forward Jarell Martin is expected to take another step forward in 2014-15.

Martin, while talking to reporters Wednesday at the program's Media Day, indicated he already feels more comfortable than he did at this time a year ago, when he was learning for the first time to play on the perimeter while also retaining his duties at the four.

Through five practices so far Martin reports he's spending the majority of the time inside at the four, only sliding down to the three when 7-foot-1 freshman center Elbert Robinson rotates onto the team featuring Martin and fellow sophomore Jordan Mickey.

It's a move head coach Johnny Jones spoke to during his time with reporters Wednesday, something he saw work well down the stretch of last season.

"When those guys (Martin and Mickey) were in the game together late, they did a great job of executing," Jones said of the duo playing together, harking back in particular to the NIT win at San Francisco. "So I think they'll be in the game together a lot (in the post)."

Below Martin goes even more in-depth about LSU's diverse lineups to date in practice and a more balanced approach with guards Josh Gray and Keith Hornsby in the mix.

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Also, be sure to scroll to the end of TSD's practice video from last week, showing Martin finish off a nasty off-the-backboard alley-oop from Tim Quarterman.



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