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#12 Jarell Martin Season 2013-14

Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Madison Prep HS

2015 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, AP)
2014 All-SEC Freshman Team

2015 NBA Draft: First Round (25th overall) by Memphis Grizzlies

Started 32 of 33 games, 57-of-65 over two years … Averaged 16.9 points per game, 9.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 35.1 minutes per game … Couple of spectacular dunks that made ESPN Plays of the Day, including windmill dunk versus Texas Tech and the most talked about between the legs dunk in the first half of Florida game … Had 28 double figure scoring games, 46 in his two-year career … 15 double doubles this season, 16 for his two seasons … Finished the year with eight straight double figure scoring games including college career best of 28 vs. Florida (2/21), 25 at Auburn (2/24) and 27 at Arkansas (3/7) … Career high of 16 rebounds twice – vs. Auburn (2/15) in Baton Rouge and Auburn in the SECQF (3/13) … Fourth in the SEC in minutes played average … Third in the league in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and second in defensive rebounds at 6.3 a game … Averaged 16.0 points in conference play (5th) with 9.0 rebounds (3rd) … Second in league field goal percentage at 52.2 percent … One of two LSU players this year (along with Jordan Mickey) to pull down 300 rebounds, first LSU players to do so since Glen Davis in 2007 … Martin’s 558 season points is the sixth most since the 2004-05 season … His 140 made free throws has been topped three times (Glen Davis-163, Marcus Thornton-149, Brandon Bass-145) since the 2004-05 season … 12 career games scoring 20 or more.

Started 25 of LSU’s 34 games, averaging 10.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 26.2 minutes per contest … Ranked ninth in the SEC among freshmen in scoring, seventh among SEC frosh in rebounding … Averaged 11.4 points per game in SEC action with 12 of his 18 double figure scoring games coming in SEC play …. One of three freshmen to start LSU’s season opener at UMass (11/12), first time since national semifinal in 2006 … Unfortunately, injured his right leg on LSU’s opening possession forcing him to miss the remainder of that game and the next two …. First double figure game of college career came in Old Spice Classic Opener against Saint Joseph’s (11/28), playing 23 minutes and hitting 4-of-5 field goals and 5-of-5 from the free throw line in scoring 15 points … Scored 20 points versus Texas A&M (2/26) and versus Mississippi State (2/19) … Posted 18 at South Carolina (1/14) … Started 15-of-the-final-16 games, excluding senior night when he came off the bench … Hit 13-of-his-27 made treys over the final 10 games … 62-of-90 from the free throw line (68.9%) … One double double of 14 points, 10 rebounds versus McNeese (12/28).

Winner of the 2013 Farm Bureau/Mr. Basketball award given annually by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the top player in the state of Louisiana … Averaged 26.3 points, 14.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 4.1 blocked shots … One of the nation’s top prospects in the recruiting class of 2012-13 … Led Madison Prep to the state semifinals in 2012 and to the school’s first state title in Class B in 2013 … High School Basketball Coach was Jeffery Jones … Martin was also named Class B Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches in 2011 and 2012 … Martin had 10 points in the McDonald’s All-Star Game and a dunk that was rated third best “play of the day” on ESPN SportsCenter.

Born May 24, 1994 … Nicknames are “Slim” or “Rell” … Mom is Joyce Veal … Three other siblings … Anticipated major is Sports Administration … Hobbies include working out and watching movies … Favorite food is pizza and dessert he listed “Brownies and Ice Cream” … Came to LSU because “it is home where my family and friends can come watch” … Favorite TV Show is “Family Guy” … Favorite Professional Basketball Player is LeBron James … Favorite NBA Team is Miami Heat.

Top Career Performances
Points: 28, vs. Florida, 2/21/15
Rebounds: 16, twice
Field Goals Made: 11, twice
3 PT FG Game: 4, vs. Texas A&M, 2/26/14
Free Throws Made: 11, vs. Florida, 2/21/15
Assists: 4 four times
Blocks: 6, vs. South Carolina, 1/28/15
Steals: 5, at South Carolina, 1/11/14
Minutes Played: 43, vs. Auburn, 3/13/15

Top Career Scoring Games
1. 28 vs. Florida, 2/21/15
2. 27 at Arkansas, 3/7/15
3. 26 vs. Savannah State, 1/3/15
3. 26 vs. McNeese, 11/29/14
5. 25 at Auburn, 2/24/15
5. 25 at UAB, 12/28/14
7. 24 vs. Southern Miss, 12/29/14
8. 22 at Florida, 1/20/15
9. 21 vs. Kentucky, 2/10/15
9. 21 vs. Gardner Webb, 11/15/14


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