After a strong performance last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he led his Arizona Stars club program to the semi-finals of the Pangos Spring Spectacular, Millennium High School's gifted 6-foot-1 senior guard Jordan Martin is now generating very serious division-I interest in himself late.
In the event, the Stars lost to eventual tournament champion, Belmont Shore (CA),by a mere two points, after a game-winning three-pointer bounced off the rim. Jordan Martin came up very big for the Stars in the tournament and also down the stretch of the tourney. Martin scored the basketball effectively against stiff competition and played with excellent energy and toughness. As a result, Martin is now benefiting a great deal.
According to Arizona Stars club coach Vernon Holmes, Martin is now receiving serious interest from such schools as UTEP, Seattle and UC-Riverside. Holmes advised us that UTEP head coach Tim Floyd called about Martin and indicated he was prepared to offer Martin a scholarship, as a result of his weekend performance.
Martin is coming off an excellent senior season, where he led his Millennium team late into the Division-I state playoffs, before losing to eventual state champion Corona Del Sol HS. Millennium finished with an impressive 24-6 record on the season.
Martin played inspired basketball all season, on both ends of the floor, and averaged big numbers on the season - 19.3 points, 2.1 assists and 6 rebounds per/game.
Martin's performance and increased college recruitment are the direct result of raising your level of play when it counts. Martin was a very unheralded prospect within the state of Arizona all season long, but poured in a great season for himself and his team. He has now carried his strong play over into the spring evaluation period.
Arizona Preps will continue to follow the recruitment of Martin closely and bring you any updates as they continue to develop.