Martin Twins to Return to Nevada

Martin Twins to Return to Nevada

RENO, Nev. - Cody and Caleb Martin have announced they are returning to the University of Nevada for their senior season. Cody Martin was voted as Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, All-Mountain West Second-Team, and averaged 13.6 ppg ,and 6.1 rpg. Cody was named MW Player of the week on February 26th after he averaged 9.5 ppg, 9.5 reg, 9.0 ast, 3.0 blocks, and 2.0 steals. Caleb Martin was voted the Mountain West Media Newcomer of the Year, Mountain West Player and Newcomer of the Year, and was voted MW First-Team and averaged 18.9 ppg and 5.4 rpg last season. 

“We are excited for Cody and Caleb to have gained this type of experience as the go into their senior year. Being able to go through the NBA Draft workouts will only make them better players. NBA teams were really impressed with their competitiveness in the workouts. We are really eager to have both of them back in our locker room next year.” 

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).


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