Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Javier Martinez - 40
|Hometown||St. Croix, Virgin Islands|
|Height/Weight||6-7 - 210 lbs.|
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.