Remy Martin is all set to write another chapter in his career as he has declared himself eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.
“Starting from a young age, I have worked towards the opportunity to play in the NBA and I have now decided to take another step into making my dream a reality,” he said in a statement Tuesday (Manila time).
The Fil-American cager spent three seasons with Arizona State and was indeed impactful for his team.
He led the Sun Devils with 19.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.1 assists in 2019-20, putting them on the cusp of a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance until the novel coronavirus diseases pandemic canceled the nationals.
Martin provided immediate impact right in his freshman year in 2017-18, coming off the bench to help Arizona State reach the NCAA tourney for the first time in four years. It was also that time when he became among Gilas Pilipinas’ targets.
In his sophomore year, the 2018 PAC-12 Sixth Man of the Year normed 12.9 points and 5.0 dimes. The Sun Devils made it back to the NCAA meet, marking the first time they made consecutive appearances since 1980-81.
Martin expressed gratitude towards Arizona State and to all who helped him, including coach Bobby Hurley.
“I also want to thank my teammates, coach Hurley, and the entire coaching staff for trusting me and allowing me to be myself on and off the court,” said the 21-year-old Martin, a member of the 2020 All-PAC-12 First Team.
Hurley, on the other hand, took to social media platform Twitter and expressed his support of Martin’s decision.
“I support Remy 100 percent as he pursues his dreams.”