Remy Martin to Join Jayhawks After Withdrawing from NBA Draft
LAWRENCE, Kan. (KAKE) - The Jayhawks basketball team gained some additional depth for the upcoming season, as Arizona State transfer Remy Martin withdrew his name from the NBA Draft on July 6.
Martin, a senior from Chatsworth, California, was arguably the best player to enter the transfer portal after the end of last season. At Arizona State, he averaged 19.1 points per game on 43.3% shooting and 34% from beyond the arc, to go along with 2.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He has earned first team All-Pac-12 honors in the last two years, and was selected as a preseason All-American before the start of last season.
After entering the transfer portal on May 11, Martin committed to Kansas on May 17. He also began work to enter the NBA draft, while leaving the door open to return to college if his draft grade did not pan out as expected. Thankfully for Head Coach Bill Self and the rest of the Jayhawk basketball program, he decided that his best option was to return to college and finish his final year in Lawrence.
Martin joins senior guard Ochai Agbaji, who also announced that he would be returning to Lawrence. With the added veteran presence, Kansas looks poised to return to the top of the Big 12 this coming season.
The Jayhawks play their first game of the season against South Dakota on September third at Allen Fieldhouse.