Demari Martin is a combo guard/wing player for ISA Prep, which is based out of Willoughby, Ohio. Martin also previously played for Winton Woods High School out of Cincinnati, Ohio, during his first three years of high school sports.
For his senior year, Martin and his family made the business decision for him to play at ISA Prep, which is located a good distance from his home, so that he could take his game to the next level.
“I would say that a ton of growth has happened for me in the past year,” Martin said. “My family had to make a tough decision for me to play four hours from home, and move me from a school that I had been a varsity starter for since I was a freshman in high school.
“With that being said, I experienced a college-style daily schedule, which included individual improvement, film sessions, position and shooting workouts, strength and conditioning, as well as team sessions. The opportunity to be away from home and the maturity it took to be successful is priceless.”
On the floor, the 6’5, 180-pounder can do many things, as he averaged 15 points per game, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals while averaging 20 minutes per game. In his last outing, Martin shot 63% from the three-point line on a prep school circuit.
Besides taking the year to develop himself mentally and physically for what lies ahead, Martin knows he still has to separate himself from other players in the country.
“I feel like there are a few irreplaceable qualities that make me standout from others,” Martin said. I am a big, skilled guard that thinks in terms of ‘we before me’ with my team-first mentality. I can defend multiple positions and my work ethic is unmatched!
“I have also had the opportunity to compete on big stages, and have always risen to the level expected of me. I also take pride in my personality, and my ability to create great, strong relationships with my teammates. I also become a NCAA Eligibility Center Qualifier after my junior season.”
Martin is a player that has a burning desire inside of him to play this game, and that is why he does it at such a high level.
“I would say that at a very young age, I knew that I wanted to earn and own my own greatness,” Martin said. “Playing college basketball has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember.
“I have always had the full support of my family, and I cannot wait to see their faces once this dream becomes a reality. All of their sacrifices to give me a chance at what I loved to do is priceless!”
In the classroom, Martin may be at his finest, as he has a 3.23 GPA, proving to coaches that he understands the importance of academic success, as well as success on the hardwood. With several schools interested in his services, it will be interesting to see where Martin ends up, as he can come out in the ’21 or ’22 class.