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NBA Draft 2019: Charlotte Hornets select Cody Martin with 36th overall pick

Martin started at NC State, flourished at Nevada and is now an NBA player.

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The Charlotte Hornets selected Nevada forward Cody Martin with the 36th overall pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night.

Martin started his college career not far from Charlotte, in Raleigh with NC State. But after two seasons, he and his brother Caleb transferred to Nevada, where they became one of the Mountain West’s most feared duos.

Martin posted 12.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game as a senior while Nevada reached the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. In his time in Reno, the Wolf Pack went 58-13 overall and 30-6 in conference.

This season, Martin was one of the most efficient players in his league, ranking fifth in three-point percentage (43.8%) and fourth in both effective field goal percentage (60.4%) and true shooting percentage (62.3%).

Martin joins P.J. Washington as Charlotte’s draftees for the night. The Hornets have one pick remaining at 52 overall.