Michael Martin, 6-5 195 Wing, Desert View (Tucson) impressed the coaches on day 2 of the Houston Kingwood Classic. Martin went up against SoCal POY star Andre Hardy, 6-5 Wing (High Five California) and shut him down as they battled for 32 minutes.
Martin showed his athleticism, defensive pressure and ability to play above the rim as he played his best game of the spring swing. His added strength (10lbs), attacks on the glass and smooth stroke from 17 caught the eye of a number of DI coaches in the stands. Including one top west coast recruiting service who was noticeably surprised Martin has not landed anywhere to date.
With another strong showing in May, Martin will solidify his rank as another Arizona DI prospect in 2005.
Winthrop and Saint Bonaventure have pursued Martin with interest since March and look to sign another 05 prospect in the next month.
Updates on Martins recruitment will be released here on PrepAZ.com.
Look for more prospect evaluations, Kingwood notes, and player rankings this week as we return from Houston Sunday night.