Kenyon Martin Jr., son of longtime National Basketball Association player, declares for draft

Kenyon Martin Jr

Kenyon Martin Jr., son of longtime NBA player, declares for draft

Martin told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that his son, Kenyon Martin Jr., will not go to college, and he is declaring for the 2020 NBA Draft out of IMG Academy.

His father, Kenyon Martin Sr., was the No. 1 overall pick to the New Jersey Nets in 2000 National Basketball Association draft. "The 6'7" wing confirmed his draft decision in a post on Instagram, thanking the "coaching staff, the weight trainers, my teammates, and everyone at IMG" for helping him through the a year ago.

The Forward has showed an incredible athleticism, and despite being undersized for being a Power Forward, he has managed to be really effective at the position. I appreciate everyone who has supported me and my decisions is up to this point.

In 2019, Martin had numerous scholarship offers and was leaning towards going to Vanderbilt, but instead chose to spend a year playing and training with the IMG Academy in Florida. He played 15 seasons in the league with 5 NBA teams reaching the NBA Finals two times with the New Jersey Nets.

The younger Martin averaged 20 points and eight rebounds for IMG this past season.

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