Congratulations Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, and Kendall Stephens for Graduating!

Congratulations Caleb Martin, Cody Martin, and Kendall Stephens for Graduating!

RENO, Nev. – This Spring and Summer, a record 77 Nevada Wolf Pack student-athletes have applied for graduation, three of which include Cody and Caleb Martin, and Kendall Stephens. Coach Musselman on the 3 graduates, "Cody, Caleb, and Kendall are the perfect example of a 'student-athlete'. All 3 have done everything they needed to do in the classroom, and more. We are so proud that they are earning their degrees from the University of Nevada. Obviously, Caleb and Cody have the opportunity to potentially come back to earn their Graduate Degrees and use their remaining eligibility, which we are excited about, and Kendall will be continuing his playing career professionally."

"It's an incredible thrill to see so many Wolf Pack student-athletes and cheer team members earning their degrees," said athletics director Doug Knuth. "On behalf of the entire athletics department, I offer our congratulations to each and every one of them. We are proud of all of them for earning the ultimate goal – a degree from our University.”

ABOUT THE GRADUATES:

Cody Martin finished the season averaging 13.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, while tallying 163 assists, 58 steals, and 52 blocks. Cody Martin was voted Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year. Per the Mountain West: Cody Martin, a junior from Nevada, takes home the Conference’s top defensive honor as the anchor for the Wolf Pack’s defense. He averaged 1.6 steals per game, which ranked fourth in Conference-only games. Cody Martin also swatted 1.2 shots per contest. The Wolf Pack finished MW action with the top field-goal percentage defense, limiting opponents to 43.4 percent shooting from the floor. This is the first time since the 2013-14 season that a San Diego State player has not won the MW Defensive Player of the Year award, and the first time that Nevada has done so. In addition, Caleb and Cody Martin become the first brothers in Mountain West history to win the league’s top two postseason honors.

Caleb Martin finished the season averaging 18.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and made 97 3pt on the year while shooting a 40.2% clip. Caleb Martin was voted the Mountain West Media Newcomer of the Year, Mountain West Player and Newcomer of the Year. Per the Mountain West: Caleb Martin, a 6-foot-7 forward, played in 17-of-18 Mountain West contests this season, averaging 20.2 points per game. He also averaged 5.2 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.5 assists per contest. The native of Mocksville, North Carolina, had 11 double-figure scoring performances in league play, while shooting 45.4 percent from the field for the year. He becomes the first Nevada student-athlete to be touted as its Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, and is the second in Mountain West history to take both the Player and Newcomer of the Year awards (New Mexico’s Darington Hobson, 2009-10).

Kendall Stephens 13.3 ppg, 2.1 rebounds, 24 blocks, and 17 steals. Stephens set Nevada and MW records making 126 made 3-pointers in his senior year, breaking Jimmer Fredette’s 2010-11 record (124), which also ranked fifth in NCAA. In MW play his 73 made 3-pointers also established a new record.  His five made 3-pointers in the Pack's NCAA Tournament win over Texas is a Nevada record and his eight made in the NCAA Tournament tied the school record. The 6’7 sharp shooter was fourth on the team averaging 13.1 points per game.  From behind the arc he shot 43.2 percent to rank 21st nationally.  His 3.41 made 3-pointers per game was ninth among NCAAI players.  Three times he made seven 3-pointers in a game.  In the home win over SJSU he scored a career-high 30 points which tied for the top scoring game on the team this season.


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