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Martinez ALLOVC - Feb 28, 2017


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Javier
Martinez
Javier Martinez (201-F-93) was selected to the All-OVC second team by head coaches and sports information director. Martinez quite simply developed into one of the most complete frontcourt players in the OVC during his senior campaign. The forward from St. Croix, Virgin Islands ranks fifth in the country with a .677 field goal percentage while also compiling 8.6 rebounds per game - the third-highest total in the league. He was even better against OVC opponents, as he averaged a double-double of 14.7 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. In conference play, his rebounding total led the league while also ranking atop the OVC in field goal percentage (.727, 101-for-139) and free throw percentage (.917, 33-of-36).
Ten of Martinez's 12 double-doubles occurred in OVC play, which ranked as the most in the league. The 6-7, 210-pound phenom became the first player in UT Martin's Division-I era (since 1992) to record a 20/20 game, hauling in 22 points and a career-best 21 rebounds at Tennessee Tech on Feb. 1. He also accumulated a career-high 27 points (on 12-of-16 shooting) in only 26 minutes in a home win against Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 17 and was named the adidas OVC Player of the Week on Feb. 6.
Martinez helped the Skyhawks claim their second straight OVC West division championship and achieve a 20-win season for the third season in a row, a feat that had never been done at UT Martin. The Skyhawks earned the No. 2 seed in this week's OVC Basketball Championships and will play their first game in the tournament semifinals on Friday, March 3 at 9 p.m (ESPNU).
  




Walter Hodge
Gaziantep inks Walter Hodge - 6 hours ago
Gaziantep Basketbol (BSL) signed 31-year old Virgin Islander international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida). Hodge already started the season at Homenetmen in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 9 games he had very impressive stats: 18.9ppg, 2.4rpg, 7.3apg and 1.2spg this season. The last summer he played at Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN where in 33 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 16.0ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.6apg and 1.6spg. Hodge helped them to make it to the final. The list of the...   [read more]

Royce
O'Neale
Royce O'Neale muscles way into Jazz lineup with toughness, grit - 2 days ago
Royce O'Neale(198-SF-93, college: Baylor)< isn't supposed to be a rotation guy for the Utah Jazz. He's not even supposed to be in the NBA. Making the best league in the world and thriving is usually reserved for those on a specific path. The player becomes a superstar in high school and on the AAU circuit before sifting through hundreds of college offers. Then it's on to success at the collegiate level. Next comes the draft, where the player shakes hands with commissioner Adam Silver befo...   [read more]

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - 4 days ago
Here is the weekly review of the top performing U.S. Virgin Islands players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86). Heto an easy victory against the closely-ranked Champville in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL in Sunday night's game.    [read more]


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