Former 'Cat Named D-League All-Star

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Former Wildcat Cartier Martin was recently named to the fourth annual NBA Development League All-Star Game, which is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Martin, who ranks sixth on the school's all-time scoring chart with 1,546 points from 2003-07, is averaging 14.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting, including 36.2 percent from 3-point range, in 12 games (nine starts) for the Eastern Conference-leading Iowa Energy (23-6).  He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals in 27.1 minutes per game for the Energy.  This will be Martin's first D-League All-Star Game appearance, however, he was named to the team last season, but could not play due to being called up by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Martin briefly played with the Golden State Warriors earlier this season, earning two 10-day contracts.  He averaged 9.0 points on 36.4 percent shooting, including 32.3 percent from 3-point range, in 10 games (including two starts) with 4.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.8 steals in 27.6 minutes per game.  He scored 20 points against Sacramento on Jan. 26 on 6-of-15 shooting with seven rebounds in 34 minutes of action.       

The NBA D-League All-Star Game will be played as a part of the NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by Adidas at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.  The game will be shown live on NBA TV. 

In addition, former Wildcat Bill Walker (Maine) will participate in the dunk contest at the D-League's Dream Factory Friday night event.  Walker is averaging 17.4 points in nine games (all starts) for the NBDL's Maine Red Claws (18-9) on 47.4 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.4 minutes per game.  He has also played in seven games for the Boston Celtics this season.