Rhode Island's 6'7 senior center Hassan Martin had a strong first round game against potential lottery pick Justin Patton
and Creighton, beating him repeatedly to the offensive glass, and holding his ground inside the paint defensively, making his life very difficult with his chiseled frame, long arms and outstanding motor. He found success against him in the post offensively as well, finishing through him with his explosive leaping ability, despite taking contact. He has another big test in store for him against Oregon, where Jordan Bell
is one of the most agile and explosive big men you'll find in the college ranks, and will pose a much stauncher test defensively. It will be interesting to see if Martin sees any possessions matched up with undersized power forward Dillon Brooks
, a skilled, aggressive and prolific scorer, as NBA teams would likely want to see a player in Martins mold be able to defend on the wing some considering his lack of size and limitations offensively.