Chris Martin is a 14-year old guard from Memphis, Tennessee. Martin is still undecided on where he will play his high school ball but knows that he is ready to take his game to the next level.
“Choosing a high school right now is one of the biggest challenges, it is important to pick the right high school that fits me academically as well as the ability to keep progressing on the court.” Said Martin. “I have a lot of good options available; the final decision will be made in the next few weeks.”
Martin’s middle school career has been a great building block for his high school years. This past season playing for Germantown Middle School his team won the Shelby County Anti-Bullying Classic and the Bartlett Sweet 16 Christmas Tournament.
In his latest AAU season playing for the NPAC Redhawks Martin averaged 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
Martin’s game is solid but he knows he will have to improve when he gets to high school.
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“I continue to strive to improve my footwork and getting stronger, I am training with the footwork ladder to improve my agility and speed.” Martin said. “ Another thing I am practicing every day is to get my shot percentage up, along with working on my free throws.”
For the upcoming season Martin has a lot of goals including keeping his grades up, winning a state title and playing in the Shelby county all-star game. Winning a title would mean a lot to Martin and his team considering this is his coaches last year after 21 years at Germantown Middle School.
“I have been playing for GMS since 6th grade and we plan to win it all so our coach will have another piece of hardware and memories for all of the hard work he has put in over the years.” Said Martin.
Ideally Martin would like to play college ball after high school, his two top choices would be either UCLA or Duke because of their style of play and school pedigree.