Marshall Men’s Basketball Signs Chris Martin

Marshall University head men’s basketball coach Tom Herrion has announced the signing of Chris Martin to a National Letter of Intent to begin play for the Thundering Herd next season.

Martin, a senior at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J., joins the Herd as a freshman point guard in 2011-12.  Hoop Scoop has Martin ranked as one of the top 110 seniors in the country

“We are really excited that Chris has joined our Marshall Basketball family, he is a terrific player and an outstanding young man,” Herrion said.  “Chris played at a very high level this past year at St Patrick’s against excellent competition and for an outstanding coach in Kevin Boyle, this experience will help him in his transition to college basketball.”

The 6’0” Washington D.C. native helped St. Patrick to a 26-1 mark last season and a No. 3 ranking in the ESPN Rise Fab 50.  The only loss for the Celtics came to St. Anthony, who finished a perfect 33-0 and tops in the nation.

Martin averaged 13.5 points per game, 3.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.  .  Joining Martin on this season’s team at St. Patrick were Michael Gilchrist, who is attending Kentucky as the top recruit in the nation and Western Kentucky recruit Derrick Gordon, who is ranked 96th.

“Chris will add depth to our guard rotation, we see him playing as a point guard and his ability to shoot the ball is a welcomed quality for our team,” Herrion continued.  “My staff has done a marvelous job in assembling this outstanding class to date and deserves all the credit.”

The guard joins an already impressive recruiting class for Herrion, which also includes Dennis Tinnon, Jamir Hanner and Devince Boykins, who were signed in November of 2010.

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