Towson sophomore guard Zane Martin has received his release and will transfer, Jeff Borzello of ESPN reported on Monday.
Towson sophomore guard Zane Martin received his release and will transfer, source told ESPN.— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 21, 2018
Averaged 19.8 points this past season, was second-team all-CAA.
Martin then retweeted the above tweet as well as some speculation on his next school, seeming to confirm the report.
Martin, who had also declared for the NBA Draft this year without hiring an agent, averaged 19.8 points per game in 2017-18 — a sharp increase from the 5.5 he posted as a freshman. He also doubled his per-game output in rebounding and assists while improving his overall and three-point shooting percentages. He took nearly 38 percent of his team’s shots, which was the eighth-most for any player in the country, per KenPom.
With second-leading-scorer Mike Morsell having graduated, along with Eddie Keith and Brian Starr, the Tigers will have a full-fledged rebuild on their hands next season.
As for Martin, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports that he is already receiving interest from Power 5 and Atlantic 10 schools.
Schools that have already expressed interest: Texas tech— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 21, 2018
Auburn, Umass, Lasalle, Maryland and Kansas State. https://t.co/YvPFaCxC8G
Martin is a Philly native, so even though the Explorers might not be the biggest name on his list, expect new La Salle coach Ashley Howard to make a hard push for him.