Martin in 2015
|No. 2 – Orlando Magic|
May 24, 1994|
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||239 lb (108 kg)|
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
|NBA draft||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall|
|Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jarell Martin (born May 24, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Martin, a power forward from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was considered one of the top players in college basketball while at LSU.
High school career
As one of the top prospects in the country, Martin was selected as a McDonald's All-American, the first for LSU head coach Johnny Jones. Martin was also the winner of the 2013 Mr. Basketball award given annually by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the top player in the state of Louisiana.
Martin started 25 of LSU's 34 games and averaged 10.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 26.2 minutes per game. He ranked ninth in the SEC among freshmen in scoring, and seventh among SEC freshmen in rebounding. He averaged 11.4 points per game in SEC action with 12 of his 18 double figure scoring games coming in SEC play. For his performance, Martin was selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
As a sophomore, Martin led LSU with 16.9 points per game and increased his rebounding to 9.2 per game. He had a career-high 28 points against Florida on February 21. He had 15 double-doubles and helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament.
Memphis Grizzlies (2015–2018)
On June 25, 2015, Martin was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. Four days later, he revealed that a stress fracture in his foot would prevent him from playing in the Summer League. Despite the injury, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Grizzlies on July 10. Less than two months later, Martin sustained another foot injury, this time fracturing his left foot after colliding with another player during a workout. On December 18, he made his NBA debut in the Grizzlies' 97–88 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. His minutes increased post All-Star break thanks to multiple injured teammates. Having scored eight points total in his NBA career up until March 7, 2016, Martin had 15 of his career-high 16 points in the first half of the Grizzlies' 116–96 loss to the Boston Celtics on March 9. During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments to the Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies' D-League affiliate.
On October 30, 2016, Martin made his first career start, recording four points and five rebounds in 19 minutes in a 112–103 overtime win over the Washington Wizards. On November 28, 2016, he posted his first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in a 104–85 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. During the 2016–17 season, he had multiple assignments to the Iowa Energy.
Orlando Magic (2018–present)
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- "Jarell Martin Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- Rosetta, Randy (June 25, 2015). "Former LSU forward Jarell Martin chosen in the 1st round by Memphis". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- "LSU forward Jarell Martin officially declares for 2015 NBA Draft". CBSSports.com. March 25, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
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- "Grizzlies' Martin says he has stress fracture in his foot". NBA.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
- "Memphis Grizzlies sign Jarell Martin". NBA.com. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
- "Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin injury update". NBA.com. September 2, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
- "Nowitzki scores 20, leads Mavericks past Grizzlies 97-88". NBA.com. December 18, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
- "Celtics win 14th straight at home, beat Grizzlies 116-96". NBA.com. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
- "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
- "Grizzlies' Jarell Martin: Will play and start Sunday". CBSSports.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Wizards vs. Grizzlies – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
- "Walker and Lamb lead Hornets past Grizzlies, 104-85". ESPN.com. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
- "Magic Acquire Jarell Martin and Cash Considerations From Grizzlies". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
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