Larry Eustachy added a sharpshooter to his roster Monday with guard Kris Martin, a transfer from Oral Roberts. Martin will sit out the 2017-18 season and has two seasons of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2018-19.
Martin started 37 games for the Golden Eagles during the 2016-17 campaign, averaging 10.3 points and 3.1 rebounds. The former two-star recruit shot better than 40 percent from the floor, including 38 percent from 3-point range.
The 6-5 Frisco native put up 13.2 points per game in his final season at ORU while ranking third in The Summit League in 3-point percentage at 40.6 percent. Martin set a career high against Missouri State with 35 points, 21 of which came from beyond the arc.
But as customary with Eustachy signees, Martin takes pride playing on both ends of the floor.
Said Eustachy via a press release: “Kris is a high character kid that comes from a great family. He’s a big addition for us. He can play multiple positions and is a kid that is going to just continue to improve because his work ethic is second to none! Not only is he a great shooter, but he’s a guy that plays hard on both sides of the ball and is completely bought into our program. We are glad he is with us as he was drawing interest from many quality schools, including Iowa State, Seton Hall, Middle Tennessee State and UAB.”