Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Saints add Martens

Well it may be the offseason for college basketball, but Siena coach Fran McCaffery and his staff worked quickly and efficiently to fill the scholarship that they got when senior Cory Magee was ruled a medical exception for the 2009-10 campaign.

The Saints added Davis Martens, a 6-foot-9 forward from Germany on Tuesday.

Here's a report I found on Martens from when he went to school at The Patterson School (NC) in high school.

Davis Martens (Patterson) - Martens is a 6'9" PF, with a nice frame. He showed some versatility in this game, hitting a couple turn around jump shots in the post and stepping outside to knock down a three pointer. Martens has a nice release, with plenty of rotation on the ball. He needs to develop his post game, but did show progress from the last time I saw him; using his left hand (off hand) around the rim. He is not a dynamic athlete, but does run the floor well and is fluid in his movements, but he is not an explosive leaper.

He sounds like he will be able to play the up and down game that Siena likes to play, but to really be help the Saints he'll have to develop that inside game to give McCaffery another big body with Ryan Rossiter, Alex Franklin and O.D. Anosike

Martens will turn 20 this Saturday.

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