Vegas: Remy Martin Talks Kansas Offer
LAS VEGAS -- With one of the best names – and best heads of hair – in the 2017 class, it was about time that Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon point guard Remy Martin got a blockbuster offer, and he did, after his performance at July’s Peach Jam.
“Yeah, that’s pretty good,” Martin smiled when we talked with him at the Las Vegas Classic at the end of July. “It’s hard not to like Kansas, probably a top-five school. What I like about them is they run a high ball screen, which I always love to do. I love that pick up high. It allows me to create for my teammates. Kansas is a great school, obviously. They’re Kansas. They’re the name. I like the coaches.”
Martin, already had offer from Arizona State, Marquette, NC State, UCLA and USC, but the Kansas offer is certainly enticing. At 6-foot, 180, Martin is a spark plug on an Oakland Soldiers team that has two other point guards -- Jordan Ford and Damari Milstead -- that will be playing major Division I basketball next year. In fact, going down the Soldiers roster, there are at least eight players who could be playing at that level by the time their high school careers are done.
“It’s special,” Martin said. “Usually, you don’t find a team like that, that has all D1 players, and it especially helps us at the next level, because in college, when you play, everybody can play. If they can’t, their effort and their hard work scratches that out. When you play with a group that has so many good players, it really makes you compete, and it really gets the best out of you.”
Having watched Martin for two years now, it’s become very apparent that while his motor is non-stop, the real attraction is Martin’s athleticism.
He’s not the biggest player on the court, even if you count the pompadour hair in his height, but he has very good instincts, plus-plus handles and a lot of bounce. His biggest weapons are his speed and quickness, which are amplified by his no-fear approach to the game.
“What they like about me is, I’m explosive,” Martin said of the Jayhawks. “I don’t take any let-off. I keep going, keep going, and I never stop. That’s the one thing they’ve pointed out to me that they really like, is that I’m just a dog. I keep going after it.”
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