Kenyon Martin Jr., the son of former NBA star Kenyon Martin and recent Vanderbilt Commodores commit, is skipping college to play professionally. He has reportedly informed the program of his decision.
A member of the 2019 recruiting class, the young man’s news was relayed to Evan Daniels.
College basketball is barely removed from a top prospect, RJ Hampton, deciding to skip college basketball to instead play in the NBL.
This decision is a bit different, as Martin Jr. isn’t nearly the sort of (projected) talent Hampton is. Nearly every reputable recruiting service outlet has him pegged not only as a three-star prospect, but outside of top-200 boards.
That doesn’t mean Kenyon Martin Jr. is making a bad decision, but it will add fuel to the fire — or, at least to the idea that some of the better high school players in the country just simply want to get paid to play basketball instead of doing so for free in college.
At the time of this writing, no news on where Kenyon Martin plans to play has been revealed.
Nevertheless, a significant loss for the Vanderbilt Commodores.
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