Eye On Recruiting: Sam Martin

Lobo recruiting is a 365 days a year time job. Tonight's Eye on Recruiting looks to Don Flanagan's program as he hosts Colorado's Sam Martin

The University of New Mexico's Women's Basketball team held a scrimmage for Lobo fans tonight and TheRedMenace.com learned that not only were there quite a few Lobo fans in attendance but the Lobos also had 2010 recruit Sam Martin of Chaparral HS, (Parker CO) in the famed Pit!


Sam Martin on the right watches Friday Night's Lobo Scrimmage in The Pit with her family!


Sam Martin is a 6'2 178 Small/Power forward with a wingspan of 6'5". Last season Sam was named 2nd team Rocky Mtn. News and Preps at the 5A level, as well as being named to the Honorable Mention All-Colorado team by the Denver Post.

Last season Sam Martin finished the season averaging 15.1 PPG, 7.7 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 7 steals a game. With eye popping numbers like this it is no wonder that the UNM coaching staff was excited to see Sam on an un-official visit.

I had a chance to speak to Sam about her trip to Albuquerque, "This is my first visit to UNM and it is going really well," says Martin. "We walked around campus today and I was able to meet with the coaches and players, and now I get to catch tonight's scrimmage."

Once again Lobo fans come through for their hoops team as those in attendance really impressed Sam. "I like how this whole town backs up this program. The atmosphere is really cool and I like it," exclaimed Martin as the fans started filing into The Pit and one of the reasons Martin said "I t is one of the reasons I was looking at UNM… I just love the fan base here!"

Going back to Sam Martin's numbers last year I really wanted to gauge what kind of player she is and what women's hoops fans can hope to see from her at the next level. "I like to do a lot of things on the court," says Martin. "I shot the three, post up, but I also like the15 footer as well." Martin said she want to continue to "improve her outside game and be more of a threat form the outside."

With her numbers and size it is no doubt that this Colorado product will continue to receive the attention from plenty of coaches. While she isn't ready to start naming many names right now, we know that Sam Martin has been on other unofficial visits this summer and fall and has really started to hear from schools in both the Big 10 and Big 12, while receiving interest from UNM, along with CSU and Wyoming.

You can get more info on Sam Martin on her website SamMartininfo.info

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