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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).
  




Rashawn
Fredericks
Fredericks chose Cincinnati - 12 hours ago
FAYETTEVILLE - Tullahoma (Tenn.) Motlow State College swingman Rashawn Fredericks (198-G-97) has committed to Cincinnati. Fredericks visited Arkansas this weekend and the Bearcats last weekend. The first-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American had a very good sophomore season. Fredericks averaged 17.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.5 blocks and 1.0 assist per game. He shot 46.7 percent from the floor, 32.3 beyond the arc and 78.7 from the free throw l...   [read more]

Rashawn
Fredericks
Motlow's Fredericks ready to size up Razorbacks - 3 days ago
By: Dudley E. Dawson Arkansas' basketball program hopes to hit the Motlow Daily Double this weekend as it hosts a first-team junior college All-American. Tullahoma, Tenn., Motlow State Community College forward Rashawn Fredericks(198-G-97) (6-6, 198) will begin his official visit with the Razorbacks on Thursday night. Fredericks was named a first-team junior college All-American after averaging 17.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.5 blocks this season for the same school that...   [read more]

Walter Hodge
Walter Hodge selected the top Virgin Islander playing abroad in last week's games - 3 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Virgin Islanders who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international point guard Walter Hodge (183-86). Heto a victory against the third-ranked Louaize in the Lebanese LBL in Thursday night's game.    [read more]


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