We have seen Kevin Kruger’s interest in potential transfer point guards. But now UNLV might land a post presence.
Cam Martin listed UNLV in his final six, along with Creighton, Georgetown, Colorado State, Texas and Stetson.
Martin has played the last three seasons at Missouri Southern, a Division II school. In those three years, Martin was dominant. He averaged 22.5 points in his first season, 24.2 in his second and 25 in his second. He also pulled down over nine rebounds per game in all three seasons.
But Martin’s allure come from his ability to shoot. He hit 35.8 percent of his threes in 2019-20, while taking 3.1 triples per game. And this past season he drilled 44.5 percent of his threes, while attempting 4.7 per game. Over all three seasons Martin hit 38.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
That ability to shoot combined with his size (6-foot-9, 240 pounds) makes Martin a potential impact player at the Division I level.
Obviously, he’d be taking a step up in competition. But an ability to score inside and out would be a massive benefit to UNLV’s offense.
Martin has played at the Division I level. His freshman season was at Jacksonville State, where he played a limited role. But he still made 43.5 percent of his three (10 of 23) and had an offensive rating of 110.8, which is higher than any UNLV player this past season.
Martin has a ton of upside and would finally give UNLV a center that can contribute on the offensive end.