However, the decision worked out perfectly for Martin.
"It helped me out so much," he said. "I got to play against some of the top talent in the country, and we almost won the national title. I had a great time at Oak Hill."
The move really helped Cody with his development.
"The transition was big, but it helped out my brother a lot," said Caleb. "At our old school he was our big man, the center. At Oak Hill he got to play away from the basket more, and he developed a rhythm, some confidence.
"He got more outside shots up, and it helped his game. Cody, he had a great year. I was happy for him."
Caleb led the Warriors to the high school title game that was held in Madison Square Garden, an experience that he cherished.
"It was an honor," he said of playing in MSG. "It was like a dream, playing in an arena that famous. We just started off slow in the game. We didn't play like we wanted to in the first half and dug too big of a hole. Had we played better earlier on I think we could have pulled it out."
The Martins have been working out together as they prepare for their next challenge: NC State. The duo signed with the Wolfpack last fall and followed the team's run to the NCAA Tournament, a journey that Caleb believes ended too early.
"I think people doubted us all year long so it was great to make the tournament," he said. "T.J. had a great year, but we came together as a team and that helped us. That last game... we had that game. I think we were 20-of-37 on free throws. That game would have been over if we just made a few more."
What is his goal for Caleb this season?
"I want to make a big impact," said Martin. "I'm going to come in and put in the work it's going to take.
"I think we can have a big year. We lost T.J., but we have a lot of guys back and all three of us are Top 100 signees that can help out. I can't wait for the season."
Martin checked in at No. 65 nationally in Scout.com's final Class of 2014 rankings.
"Martin is a fine jump shooter with effortless three-point range," said Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Rob Harrington. "He fires in jumpers with an easy, mechanically sound stroke that should translate very well to the collegiate level.
"He also has broad shoulders and has become significantly stronger over the past couple years. With a college strength and conditioning regimen — along with a first step that's now markedly quicker — he should be able to incorporate a driving game along with his shooting."