Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Martin Named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
Release:12/19/2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Dec. 19) – For the second straight week, the FAMU Men’s Basketball team has had a player recognized for his performance by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, as junior center Isaiah Martin was selected Men’s Defensive Player of the Week.

The 7-0 Denver, Colorado native had nine (9) blocked shots in three games last week, highlighted by a six-block night in Baton Rouge against Southern University on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Martin also had 13 rebounds that night against the Jaguars, six of the defensive variety. He finished the three-game stretch on Sunday with a team-high 14 points, seven rebounds (four defensive) and one block against Georgia Tech.

The junior college transfer from Lamar Community College, is tied for 12th nationally in Blocked Shots (33 in 14 games), and is 34th in Blocked Shots Per Game (2.36).

Martin ranks first in the MEAC in blocks (33), and offensive rebounds per game (3.4), while ranking second in field goal percentage (.604) and seventh in rebounding (7.2 per game).

Last week, senior guard Marcus Barham was named MEAC Player of the Week for his performances for the Week of Dec. 4-11.

WHAT’S NEXT: FAMU heads to the Big Apple, New York City for a Thursday Night Lights bout with the Fordham University Rams (7:00) in the Bronx.

 


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