NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — K.J. Martin, son of 15-year NBA veteran Kenyon Martin, has signed his national letter of intent to play for new Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse.
The new coach announced the signing Wednesday, saying the 6-foot-6 forward is a welcome addition with his skill, athleticism, toughness and heart. Stackhouse says he can't wait for Martin to arrive on campus this summer.
The forward from Chatsworth, California, played with another Vanderbilt signee — and son of an NBA champion — in Scotty Pippen Jr. at Sierra Canyon High School. That team went 32-3 and won the California championship in the open division with Martin averaging 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds.
The three-star forward had offers from USC, UCLA, Georgetown, Memphis, West Virginia and Florida State among others.
His father, who played at Cincinnati in college, played for New Jersey, Denver, the Clippers, the Knicks and Milwaukee in his NBA career.