Martin Earns NABC 2nd Team All-District 3 HonorsMarch 14, 2012
by CSU Sports Information
|Photo by Tim Andrews|
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston Southern senior forward Kelvin Martin added one more accolade to a storied career on Wednesday when he was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 3 Second Team.
Martin was one of seven Big South players named to the District 3 team, which was rounded out with three selections from the Atlantic Sun. Student-athletes were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC. The 240 total performers span 24 districts, and are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America Teams, to be announced on Tuesday, March 20.
The distinction comes less than three weeks after Martin capped off his senior campaign by earning a spot on the all-conference first team while also being named Big South Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
As the lone senior on a CSU squad featuring three freshmen starters, Martin helped lead the Bucs to a 19-12 finish which gave the program its first winning season since 1996-97. That mark included an 88-74 Big South Conference Tournament Quarterfinal win over Liberty, as Martin guided CSU to its first tourney victory in six years with an 18-point, nine rebound outing.
Martin finished his final regular season with a flurry, beginning with a spectacular performance in the 77-59 senior day win over Wofford. The 6-5, Adel, Ga. native, ripped down 14 rebounds and pumped in a career-high 27 points in that one, as CSU capped off the year with a 12-2 record in the Buc Dome. Five days later, Martin set a new career benchmark with 31 markers in a loss at VMI, before posting 21 points, 13 rebounds, a career-high tying five blocks, and three steals in a hard-fought 65-59 triumph at Radford.
Martin ended the season as the Big South’s leader in rebounds and steals per game, while finishing second in field goal percentage and blocks. He ranked top-ten league-wide in seven different statistical categories and also earned a spot in the Big South record book on several occasions. Martin became only the third player in the 29-year history of the conference to go over 1,000 points, 900 rebounds, 200 steals, and 100 blocks, and his 968 boards are third-most ever. He easily ranks as CSU’s second all-time leading rebounder, and his 1,483 points are the 6th highest total in school history.
All-District Team Members