Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIAMalik Martin, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Charlotte transfer, has committed to Rhode Island, he told ZAGSBLOG.
Martin, the younger brother of former Rhode Island forward Hassan Martin, averaged 9.0 points and 3.6 rebounds last season at Charlotte and will fill a need on the wing at Rhody. He will sit the 2020-21 season and then have two years of eligibility.
“I chose Rhode Island because they made me feel like family throughout this process and I felt like I can come in and make an immediate impact,” the Staten Island, N.Y. native said.
Martin’s commitment caps a huge day for head coach David Cox, who earlier added the Mitchell twins from Maryland, who will suit up in December.
On Friday, Rhody added 6-9 forward Abou Ousmaneto fill out a three-man high school class.
Rhody finished 21-9, 13-5 in the A-10 last season.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.