Jeff Martin (basketball)

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Jeff Martin
Personal information
Born (1967-01-14) January 14, 1967 (age 49)
Cherry Valley, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Cross Country
(Cherry Valley, Arkansas)
College Murray State (1985–1989)
NBA draft 1989 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career 1989–2001
Position Shooting guard
Number 15
Career history
19891991 Los Angeles Clippers
1991–1992 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1992 Scani Venezia (Italy)
1992–1993 Banco Natwest Zaragoza (Spain)
1993–1994 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1994 CRO Lyon Basket (France)
1994–1995 Strasbourg IG (France)
1995–1996 Baloncesto Salamanca (Spain)
1996 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (Spain)
1997 Besançon BCD (France)
1997–1998 Ciudad de Huelva (Spain)
1998–1999 Grand Rapids Hoops (CBA)
1999–2000 Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
2000–2001 Montpellier (France)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jeffery Allen Martin (born January 14, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Martin, a 6'5" shooting guard from Murray State University, was selected in the second round, 31st overall in the 1989 NBA Draft, by the Los Angeles Clippers.

College career[edit]

In 1988, Martin became the first basketball player in Murray State, and Ohio Valley Conference, history to be invited to the Olympic trials for the US Basketball Team.[1] This was the last year that professionals were not allowed on the team. Martin did not make the team but impressed many with his performance. In 1989, he was named an All-American and had his number (15) retired.[2] He is still the all-time scoring leader in the Murray State men's basketball program history with 2,484 points[3]

Professional career[edit]

Martin played in the NBA from 1989 to 1991, with career averages of 7 points and 2 rebounds in 143 regular season contests. Having played during preseason with the Detroit Pistons, Martin was waived before 1991-92 began, subsequently moving to Europe, where he appeared for Scaini Venezia (1991–92), Natwest Zaragoza (1992–93), Baloncesto Salamanca (1995–96), Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and Besançon Basket (1996–97), CB Ciudad de Huelva (1997–98) and Montpellier Basket (2000–01). These were puncutated by brief returns to the U.S., in both the CBA, always with the Grand Rapids Hoops, and the IBL.

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