Fil-Am Remy Martin prepares for college basketball debut
by Gerald Bohulano, ABS-CBN News
TEMPE, AZ — Fil-Am basketball player, Remy Martin, is making the transition from high school to D-1 college basketball.
Martin is a freshman at Arizona State University. He wants to use his game to help uplift the basketball program to be a PAC-12 contender.
ASU’s men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley was an all-American basketball star at Duke University, and eventually went on to play in the NBA.
Martin chose to play at ASU so he could learn from hurley.
“I think that we have so much more potential. I think that um ASU has been down for a couple of years, and the new generation coming is going to uplift this basketball team. And I think Bobby Hurley contributing to that team is going to be a very bright future for us,” said Martin.
“I think that’s what attracted me the most is you know getting to learn and getting to talk to him face-to-face about the little things I can do about my game. I think that, um he didn’t have the athleticism or speed that I have,” said Hurley. “So the little things that he got done um I’m willing to learn.”
Martin is working on improving his game to make his official college basketball debut.
“I’m just working on getting my jump shot just completely there. I know teams with my speed are going to go under a lot of ball screen and stuff. So just being able to hit that open jump shot and having them chose um pick their poison.”
Martin says support from his family and friends motivates him to work harder for his ultimate goal — to go pro in the NBA.
“Just him pursuing his dream and wanting to play at the best place he possibly can at his home. I think it’s great for him to pursue his dream, that’s all I want my best friend to do. I think it’ awesome,” said his best friend Kihei Clark.
The 19-year-old business major will make his official college basketball debut at Wells Fargo Arena on November 10th against Idaho State.
Fans can tune in and watch the game on the PAC-12 network.