Cedric Martin Gets Minnesota Interest

Cedric Martin, a 6-foot-2 junior guard from Minneapolis (MN) Washburn, has attracted major interest, including from homestate Minnesota. GoldenSports.Net recently caught up with Martin to find the latest on his recruitment.

Cedric Martin averaged 7.0 points per game last season for the Millers, who finished 17-9, losing to Benidle St. Margaret 78-58 in the section finals. Martin scored in double figures in five of his 17 games as a sophomore, including a season-best 16 points against Minneapolis Roosevelt.

Martin played for the Howard Pulley AAU program this spring and summer.

Martin is averaging 9.0 points per game this season as the Miller are 1-2. He scored seven points in their season-opening win over Highland Park, had eight versus Crosby-Ironton in a 77-63 loss and 12 points against Shakopee in a 82-61 loss.

Martin is an athletic guard with good defensive ability. He is a creative ballhandler and passer.

Martin said that his recruitment, although in its early stages, is starting to pick up.

"I just got a call from Montana Unversity. They said that they were highly interested. I've been getting letters from Wisconsin and Iowa, but no scholarship offers.

Martin said that he has high expectations for his young Washburn team.

"We are supposed to be just a defensive team. We stop a lot of teams with our defense and our offense comes second," he said. "I'm just worried about defense. That is my main focus on the court."

Martin feels that he is a versatile player.

"My strengths is really defense," he said. "I can attack at will. Just put me on your best offesnive players and I'll leave with a minimium two points."

Martin is continuing to work hard on his game.

"(I'm working on) making smart decisions. Sometimes I shoot when I don't need to shoot. Letting the play progress. That is what I need to work on," he said.

Howard Pulley head man Rene Pulley said that Martin is start to gain recruiting interest.

"Iowa and Iowa State are showing interest. Wisconsin is starting to show interest. Minnesota liked what they saw at the recent St. Thomas Jamboree," Pulley said.

Pulley expects even bigger things from Martin this summer as a member of the Pulley Panthers AAU team.

"I think that he is going to blow up," he said.

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