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4 - Kenyon Martin

Cincinnati 

  • Birthday: Unknown
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-9
  • Wt: 230
  • Hometown: Dallas, TX
  • High School: Bryan Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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NBA Comparison: Rasheed Wallace

Strengths: Freakish athleticism. Plays way above the rim. Great shot blocker, rebounder. Offensive game is vastly improved. Can post up and take his man off the dribble. Excells in crunchtime as witnessed versus DePaul. Strong character.

Weaknesses:
Size, just under 6-9 and doesn't have much upper body strength. Will get pushed around some. Injury questions.

Outlook: Throughout the season has left little doubt that he is the #1 player in the country. Kenyon returned for his Senior season and benefitted tremendously. As a sophomore and even as a junior, Kenyon was mostly known as a rebounder and defender and his offensive game was somewhat limted with few offensive moves and no face the basket skills. Kenyon has developed his overall game tremendously and can now do it all. He can score facing the basket or posting up and is probably the most intimidating presence in the game today. Kenyon often blocks shots at their pinnacle, something Wilt Chamberlain used to do and something very few players are able to do on a regular basis. He takes goaltending calls sometimes but the plays are very effective in sending his opponent a message. Kenyon will be one of the top players selected in June's NBA draft.

Draft Outlook: Leading candidate for the top pick. A top 2 pick.



Stats:

G FG% FT% 3P% BPG SPG RPG APG PPG
96-97 Cincinnati 22 .650 .313 .000 1.1 0.6 3.4 0.5 2.8
97-98 Cincinnati 30 .626 .476 .000 2.8 1.0 8.9 1.5 9.9
98-99 Cincinnati 33 .573 .562 .000 2.4 1.1 6.9 1.4 10.1
99-00 Cincinnati 31 .568 .684 .286 3.4 1.4 9.7 1.5 18.9

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