Martin named to NABC All-District 12 Second Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kansas State senior Cartier Martin was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 12 second team for the second straight season on Saturday in voting by its member coaches.  He is now eligible for the association’s All-America Team. 


A native of Houston, Texas, Martin was one of 150 student-athletes from 15 districts across the country to be honored.  He was joined on the second team by Missouri State senior Blake Ahearn, Oral Roberts junior Caleb Green, Oklahoma State junior JamesOn Curry and Nebraska junior Aleks Maric.  The first team consisted of Creighton senior Nate Funk, Kansas sophomores Julian Wright and Brandon Rush, Oklahoma State senior Mario Boggan and Iowa senior Adam Haluska.


The team leader in scoring (16.5), Martin also paces the squad in eight other categories, including 20-point games (11), double-figure scoring (24), field goals (161), 3-point field goals (59) and free throw percentage (80.9).  A staple of the starting line-up in previous seasons, he has been particularly effective off the bench.  Martin has scored in double figures in 15 of the 17 games he has not started for the Wildcats, including seven 20-point efforts.  He has been even better in that role in the last 13 games, averaging 19.5 points on 50 percent shooting, including 46.6 percent from 3-point range. 


Martin, who will celebrate Senior Day with four other seniors this afternoon, ranks among the top-10 in 10 career statistics at Kansas State.  He enters Saturday’s game placing third in 3-point field goals made (159), fourth in minutes (2,915) and 3-point attempts (398), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (40.0), seventh in field goals made (483), eighth in 20-point games (26), field goal attempts (1,058) and free throw attempts (405), ninth in free throws made (317) and 10th in games started (72).  Martin already is one of just six players in school history to record 1,400 points and one of just three to top 1,400 points and 500 rebounds in a career.          


Kansas State (20-10, 9-6 Big 12) wraps up the regular season today, as the Wildcats play host to Oklahoma (15-13, 6-9 Big 12) at Bramlage Coliseum before a nationally-televised audience on ABC beginning at 2:38 p.m.