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Thursday / May 30.
  • Florida signs FAU transfer Alijah Martin

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    Former FAU guard Alijah Martin has signed with Florida, adding a third member to its 2024 transfer class, the school confirmed in a release.

    Martin joins forward Sam Alexis and center Rueben Chinyelu in reloading the Florida roster via the transfer portal following the Gators’ highest-scoring season in program history.

    The 6-foot-2 Martin, who was a key member of FAU’s 2023 Final Four team, tallied 1,476 points (11.9 per game), 616 rebounds (5.0) and 242 3-point field goals (2.0) over the course of his four seasons at FAU.

    He garnered all-conference honors in each of the past three seasons, averaging better than 13 points per game in each of those campaigns. Martin has 17 career games with 20+ points, including a career-high 34 points in a 2022 win vs. FIU.

    “We are elated to add Alijah to our program for the 2024-25 season,” head coach Todd Golden said in a release. “Alijah has had great success throughout his career at FAU on both a personal and team level. He played a huge role in getting FAU to the Final Four two years ago and earning another tournament appearance this past season. He’s been incredibly consistent as both a scorer and defender and will add even more explosiveness to our group. He will step onto our campus as a college graduate and will provide experience and leadership for the program.”

    Martin averaged 16.5 points per game over FAU’s Conference USA Tournament and NCAA Tournament runs in 2023, helping the Owls to the Final Four and earning All-Tournament Team honors. Martin scored 30 points in FAU’s NCAA first-round win vs. Memphis and 26 points in the Final Four vs. San Diego State.

    A native of Summit, Miss., out of North Pike High School, Martin averaged 25 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals as a senior, also earning All-State honors as a quarterback.

    Florida’s incoming 2024 class now includes Martin, Chinyelu (Washington State), Alexis (Chattanooga) and freshman Isaiah Brown of Orlando.

    Release provided via Florida Athletics

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