Tyrese Martin Using Fifth Year to Prepare for Rhode Island

Rhode Island commit and current Massanutten Military Academy wing Tyrese Martin took the Lehigh Valley Showcase by storm by winning Co-MVP in a 84-82 win against the Westtown School. Martin scored 31 points and went back in forth with Duke commit Cameron Reddish. He enjoyed playing against tough competition at such an exciting setting.

“He made a lot of tough shots and made the gym go crazy so I felt like I had to step up again and go make a play,” said Martin. “It was just one of those games where I felt like the team said they were just going to ride with me. Whatever I did they just followed me, helped me and pushed through.”

Martin graduated from a Lehigh Valley based team in William Allen High School last year, but decided to do a post-graduate year at Massanutten this year. Martin had this game circled on his schedule as soon as he heard that he would be playing at home again.

“Since the beginning of the season I was looking forward to this game coming back home,” he said. “I played against them before, but we lost so this time I made sure we’d come out with the win.”

Getting the feeling back of what it meant to play in front of his home crowd meant a great deal to Martin.

“It was great I mean I hadn’t known what this felt like in a year,” Martin said. “Last year for high school we had games like this, but this game meant a lot. Everyone came out and showed love so I felt like I had to put on a show.”

He got the opportunity to catch up with old friends after the game, but before it was all business.

“Before the game I didn’t talk to anyone, I got really locked into the game,” he said. “I blocked a lot of things out, but after the game I talked to students and people.”

Schools like Maryland, NC State, Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech and more got involved with the recruiting process late for him. Even with top notch, schools like these recruiting him, Martin still found Rhode Island to be the place for him.

“They just stayed with me the whole ride and have been loyal,” he said. “With the picture they have for my four years at Rhode Island I feel like that it is going to fit my style of play. That’s where my heart felt like I needed to go.”

Martin transferring and taking a post-graduate year at Massanutten Military Academy didn’t align with the usual reasons a high school prospect takes a fifth year of high school. Usually done for a need with additional exposure, Martin felt he needed another year to expand on his game in order to make a big impact at Rhode Island next year.

“No it really had nothing to do with offers I mean since last year I knew I was going to go to Rhode Island before I even came to this school,” said Martin. “I wanted to get stronger and take the extra year to prepare myself mentally and physically for the next level.”

The new school has been an easy adjustment for Martin and he cannot wait for what is next with this team.

“I’m enjoying it a lot, we have a national championship to get so were just chasing that right now and its pretty fun with these guys,” Martin said.

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Sunday | January 28th


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College basketball is a lot of fun. In the span of five seconds, Ohio State went from pure jubilation to having their collective hearts ripped out. Thank you, Tony Carr. In a game that didn’t have much hype coming in, Carr and Penn State gave us one of the best finishes of the season. Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Diop set the stage with a game-tying three. They left just enough time for Carr to come down with no time-outs and bank home a three at the buzzer. He finished with 28 points and added 5 assists and rebounds in the upset over Ohio State. On the season, Carr has been Penn State’s most crucial player, averaging 19 points, along with 5 assists, 5 rebounds and a steal a game.

With the Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase set for this weekend, it was a former #HGShowcase star that gave the college basketball world excitement last night. Carr’s play this year is no surprise, as it was something he was accustomed to all throughout high school. This weekend’s games at Parkland will be no feature several more players with promising collegiate futures. Division 1 commits include Cam Reddish (Duke), Jake Forrester (Indiana), Tyrese Martin (Rhode Island), Ryan Young (Northwestern), Rasir Bolton (Penn State) and more. Fill your football void with great high school basketball. Tickets are still on sale.

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