The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want to take a closer look at 6’4 Christian Martin of Southwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is someone that we strongly feel is a scholarship-worthy player.
There might not be a single prospect in North Carolina that more accurately encompasses the “glue-guy” mentality better than Martin. Many folks consider Southwest Guilford the top public school team in the state, but they wouldn’t be nearly as strong without the two-way presence and motor of Martin. He’s big, strong, and extremely mobile, which truly allows him to operate from inside or outside the arc on either side of the ball. Martin is capable of effectively containing four positions defensively at the high school level and does an incredible job of embracing his role at all times. He’s a fairly well-rounded offensive threat with the ability to pass, dribble, and shoot, but his rebounding prowess and meticulousness on defense is what separates him from similar prospects. This season, Martin is posting nightly averages of 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.5 steals while shooting an extremely efficient 57% from the floor. His value to this team cannot be overstated, as he brings that dog-like intensity to every contest.
We recently saw Martin with his high school team and stated, “Though somewhat between positions, Martin plays such an excellent role for this squad and seems to always understand how to impact the game without requiring offensive touches. He plays within himself very well and never tries to force the action on either end of the floor. Martin works extremely hard at all times and utilizes his strong motor to out-produce bigger/stronger opponents on the glass. He always keeps the ball moving and is a true team-first guy in every possible sense.” Martin has been fantastic all season long and college coaches have been in attendance to numerous games. There are a plethora of D2 and D3 programs going after the forward prospect, so it should be exciting to see where he ultimately decides to further his playing career.
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