Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Javier Martinez - 25

HometownSt. Croix, Virgin Islands
Height/Weight6-7 - 210 lbs.

2013-14: Made an immediate impact as a true freshman, starting in 13 games (including the season’s first 10 games) while playing in 26 overall…Averaged 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best .623 from the floor (38-for-61)…Shot 88.9 percent from the free throw line in OVC play (8-for-9)…Led the team in rebounding four times, including a career-high eight at UNLV on Nov. 30…Best game of the season came at Florida State on Nov. 17, when he scored a career-high 13 points (6-for-7 shooting) to go along with seven rebounds in 23 minutes…Also reached double-figures in the scoring column against Tennessee Tech (10 points, along with seven rebounds) on Feb. 20.

BEFORE UTM: Made a name for himself after a dominant senior season at St. Louis Christian Academy under head coach Casey Autenrieth…Helped the Cougars to a consistent top-five ranking for small schools by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch...Despite the fact that St. Louis Christian is an affiliate school that cannot participate in the MSHSAA state tournament, Martinez turned heads around the St. Louis metro area with his eye-popping performances throughout the season…Was named MVP of the Borgia Thanksgiving Tournament after averaging 23.0 points and 12.3 rebounds in three games, including a 28 point, 16 rebound performance in the championship over Washington…Was also named to the all-tournament squad after posting averages of 24.3 points and 13.5 rebounds over four games in the Neosho Holiday Classic, which featured several nationally touted programs…Piled up 30 points and 18 rebounds against Pierce City, 28 points and 14 rebounds against Ruskin, 28 points and 14 rebounds against Memphis Sheffield and 11 points, eight rebounds against national power Sunrise Christian in the title game of the tournament…As a teenager, the scrappy Martinez earned invaluable experience playing for the U.S. Virgin Islands U18 National Team…Was one of the team’s best players in the 2010 Tournament of the Americas, where he squared off against future NBA stars Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers in the tournament opener…Ranked third on the team with 6.2 rebounds per game in the five-game tournament, while his best game came against Mexico (13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, seven rebounds in 22 minutes) on June 30.

PERSONAL: Born on July 16, 1993...Son of Humberto Martinez, Jr. and Gumercinda Lopez...Majoring in engineering and natural sciences.

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