Sophomore guard/forwards Caleb and Cody Martin have decided to transfer from the NC State men’s basketball program.
“Through a series of honest, thoughtful and somewhat surprising conversations we have had in the days since our season ended, Caleb and Cody have informed me of their desire to explore options that they believe are in both of their best interest,” said NC State head coach Mark Gottfried. “While I don’t share all of their views, I have certainly come to understand and respect the unique dynamic and special bond that exists between identical twins, especially when they play the same sport for the same team. I enjoyed coaching them over the past two years."
The two combined to start 35 games for the Wolfpack during the 2015-16 season. Caleb finished fourth on NC State in scoring, averaging 11.5 points per game, while Cody finished fifth in scoring at 6.0 points per contest.
“We wanted to say thank you to WPN and all of the great memories that will be with us forever, but we think it is best for us to move on” said Caleb Martin. “We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to play at such a great school and we will forever be thankful.”
“I just want to say thank you to my coaches first off, for even giving me an opportunity to play here,” said Cody Martin. “I want to thank my teammates and I wish nothing but the best for them, the coaching staff, and this program. We also want to thank the fans of WPN for all the support they have given both of us. It definitely was not an easy decision for us, but we feel that is best that we move on. We will forever be grateful.”
NC State returns a host of options at the wing in 2016-17, with Maverick Rowan, Shaun Kirk and the return of Terry Henderson, along with 2015 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and transfer Torin Dorn.