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Rhode Island Lands Shooting Guard Tyrese Martin

Tyrese Martin Rhode Island

Tyrese Martin, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Massanutten (PA) Military Academy, announced his commitment to Rhode Island on Wednesday via Twitter. Martin’s commitment comes less than a week after his first and only official visit to Rhode Island.

“I want to thank my mother for all her support and love along the way, along with my AAU coaches and high school coaches,” said Martin a statement released via Twitter. “I’ve been playing basketball since fourth grade but didn’t really start taking it seriously until tenth grade. There have been times in between that where I’ve wanted to give up on basketball, just to have “fun” but then realized that the “fun” will come later if I keep working. I appreciate all the love and support from my city. But after all the schools that have recruited me… I have decided to commit to Rhode Island University.”

Martin joins Dana Tate as the second commit in Rhode Island’s 2018 class. He chose the Rams over schools such as Seton Hall, Minnesota, Saint Louis, Utah, Canisius, Hofstra, La Salle, Norfolk State, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, San Diego, St. Joseph’s, and UNC Wilmington, among others.

“I liked the coaching staff,” Martin told ZagsBlog on Wednesday. “We really clicked fast. They work hard to get their players better every day. Also, the workouts stood out to me. There’s a lot of energy and excitement while working out. I like that a lot. And the school is just a nice setting overall so I plan to go in and win an A-10 championship every year I’m there.”

Playing with WER1 on the Under Armour Association Circuit, Martin averaged 10.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game in 12 games played. After helping lead WER1 to their second consecutive UAA title, Martin was selected for the 2017 Under Armour All-American Camp.

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