Jarell Martin

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Jarell Martin
Jarell Martin shooting free throw.jpg
Martin in 2015
No. 2 – Orlando Magic
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-05-24) May 24, 1994 (age 24)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Madison Prep
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
College LSU (2013–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
20152018 Memphis Grizzlies
2015–2017Iowa Energy
2018–present Orlando Magic
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.[1]

High school career[edit]

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.

Considered a five-star recruit by ESPN.com, Martin was listed as the No. 3 power forward and the No. 11 player in the nation in 2013.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

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.

Sophomore season[edit]

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.[3]

On March 25, 2015, Martin declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final two years of college eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2015–2018)[edit]

On June 25, 2015, Martin was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies.[5] Four days later, he revealed that a stress fracture in his foot would prevent him from playing in the Summer League.[6] Despite the injury, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Grizzlies on July 10.[7] Less than two months later, Martin sustained another foot injury, this time fracturing his left foot after colliding with another player during a workout.[8] On December 18, he made his NBA debut in the Grizzlies' 97–88 loss to the Dallas Mavericks.[9] 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.[10] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments to the Iowa Energy, the Grizzlies' D-League affiliate.[11]

On October 30, 2016, Martin made his first career start,[12] recording four points and five rebounds in 19 minutes in a 112–103 overtime win over the Washington Wizards.[13] 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.[14] During the 2016–17 season, he had multiple assignments to the Iowa Energy.[11]

Orlando Magic (2018–present)[edit]

On July 23, 2018, Martin and cash considerations were traded to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Dakari Johnson and the draft rights to Tyler Harvey.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Memphis 27 0 14.1 .466 .000 .726 3.2 .6 .3 .3 5.7
2016–17 Memphis 42 3 13.3 .384 .360 .800 3.9 .2 .4 .2 3.9
2017–18 Memphis 73 36 22.8 .446 .347 .767 4.4 1.0 .5 .7 7.7
Career 142 39 18.3 .436 .344 .763 4.0 .7 .5 .5 6.2

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016 Memphis 2 0 23.0 .375 .000 .500 3.5 .5 1.5 .0 4.5
2017 Memphis 3 0 3.3 .333 .000 .000 1.3 .0 .3 .0 0.7
Career 5 0 11.2 .364 .000 .500 2.2 .2 .8 .0 2.2

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 LSU 32 25 26.2 .471 .333 .689 4.6 .9 .8 .7 10.3
2014–15 LSU 33 32 35.1 .509 .269 .690 9.2 1.8 1.2 .7 16.9
Career 65 57 30.7 .494 .308 .689 6.9 1.4 1.0 .7 13.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mickles, Sheldon (February 10, 2015). "LSU forwards Mickey, Martin projected as second-round picks". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  2. ^ "Jarell Martin Recruiting Profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Rosetta, Randy (June 25, 2015). "Former LSU forward Jarell Martin chosen in the 1st round by Memphis". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "LSU forward Jarell Martin officially declares for 2015 NBA Draft". CBSSports.com. March 25, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "Grizzlies select Jarell Martin in 2015 NBA Draft". NBA.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Grizzlies' Martin says he has stress fracture in his foot". NBA.com. June 29, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Memphis Grizzlies sign Jarell Martin". NBA.com. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  8. ^ "Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin injury update". NBA.com. September 2, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "Nowitzki scores 20, leads Mavericks past Grizzlies 97-88". NBA.com. December 18, 2015. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "Celtics win 14th straight at home, beat Grizzlies 116-96". NBA.com. March 9, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "All-Time NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Grizzlies' Jarell Martin: Will play and start Sunday". CBSSports.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  13. ^ "Wizards vs. Grizzlies – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 30, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  14. ^ "Walker and Lamb lead Hornets past Grizzlies, 104-85". ESPN.com. November 28, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Magic Acquire Jarell Martin and Cash Considerations From Grizzlies". NBA.com. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.

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