Anonymous
Two weeks ago

Kenyon Martin Jr the next Next Star?

Martin is skipping college to play professionally. Could be next in line for the NBL Next Stars program?

https://theundefeated.com/features/how-kenyon-martin-is-supporting-his-sons-decision-to-skip-college-and-go-pro/

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Anon  
Two weeks ago

Time for the 36ers to get involved.

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Perthwor1d  
Two weeks ago

Time for Perth, Brisbane, Cairns and United to get involved.
All teams should have Next Star.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Kenyon Martin Jr. (
@kj__martin
) isn't playing college hoops next year. He had a pro day for NBA teams today in Las Vegas and then will decide his next step. He helped lead Sierra Canyon to back-to-back state titles. He's 6'8 with a 45-inch max vertical and 8-foot standing reach.

Retired NBA big man Kenyon Martin was anything but your typical basketball player. Perhaps this is why it comes to no surprise that his own son, Kenyon "K.J." Martin Jr., has himself decided to take on an unconventional path in his road to the NBA by opting not to play in college next season.

Looks good
What NBL team ?

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Charon72  
Two weeks ago

He is joining the Perth Wildcats. Watch this space. Announcement next week.

They are getting Gleeson and Jnr together for a photo shoot.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

This kid is not a projected lottery pick or 5* recruit, like Ferguson, Bowen, Hampton and Ball. He is a big athlete who'll get eaten alive in the NBL. This would have to be a 2 year deal to have any potential value to the club.

You can say he led Sierra Canyon to back-to-back state titles, hype up his name all you like. He's listed as the 48th best PF in his high school class and the 24th best player in the state of California. Could anyone seriously think he's an NBL player this season?

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

Time will tell
And it's up the NBL expert panel I guess

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

If the NBL expert panel have any sense they'll tell him to go away or sign for 2 years. We don't need every 3* prospect in America thinking they can score an easy hundred grand and Aussie holiday just by saying they want to play NBL.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

the old saying kill two birds with one stone Kenyon Martin JR NS and Kenyon Martin SR assistant coach

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago


If the NBL expert panel have any sense they'll tell him to go away or sign for 2 years.

Next stars program is a two year deal

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

We don't need every 3* prospect in America thinking they can score an easy hundred grand and Aussie holiday just by saying they want to play NBL

None of the interviews on him say that he wants to play in the NBL
At this stage it's all assumptions

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

the old saying kill two birds with one stone Kenyon Martin JR NS and Kenyon Martin SR assistant coach

That's thinking outside of the box
Nice idea

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

I think everyone is getting a bit too excited over the names that have already signed. Kid may not play a minute, but isn't the plan to make them better players. Everyone is drooling how we might be the next big thing churning out lottery picks ready to play. So what if he's ranked where he is, the plan should be to develop him. He might turn out to be a decent import in another league, might naturalise, might play in local league somewhere. If people are expecting these kids to be difference makers they have no idea. I would guess 99% are still doing the college route, this is still a prototype. They just don't cost a regular import spot.

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Anonymous  
Two weeks ago

You're making sense anon above, I don't know if this the forum for you.

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Perfwerld  
Two weeks ago

Cassius Stanley and Scottie Pippen Jr the best players on those Sierra Canyon teams by a fair way even though Martin top scored in the title game

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