Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Javier Martinez - 25

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

2015-16: Played in 26 games, earning a start against Oral Roberts on Nov. 20...Compiled 78 points, 50 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal while shooting 67 percent (36-for-54) from the floor in 207 minutes...Scored at least eight points in five different games...Best game came at Central Michigan in the first round of the CIT, tallying 13 points (on 6-of-6 shooting) and seven rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench...Also scored 12 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting night against Eastern Illinois on Jan. 28...Narrowly missed a double-double (nine points on 4-of-4 shooting, season-best nine rebounds) despite only playing 12 minutes against Alcorn State on Dec. 21.

2014-15: Appeared in 33 games, earning the starting nod in 15 contests…Led the regulars with a .703 field goal percentage (78-for-111) while tallying 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game…Saw his minutes increase midway through the season, scoring in double-figures on four different occasions…Poured in a career-best 17 points (6-of-6 shooting, 5-for-6 from the free throw line) to go along with eight rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes in the regular season matchup against Eastern Kentucky on Jan. 8…Made all seven of his field goal attempts for 14 points while adding seven rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench in the CIT first round win at Northwestern State on March 19...Also came up big in the CIT quarterfinals at Eastern Kentucky, scoring 11 points (on 5-for-5 shooting) with seven rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench on March 25...Was a perfect 12-for-12 from the field in a four-game span against OVC opposition from Jan. 24 through Feb. 5…Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds while adding nine points in 27 minutes against Presbyterian on Dec. 20…Was also a reliable free throw shooter, canning 75.6 percent (31-for-41) of his attempts from the charity stripe.

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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