Torrell Martin played one of his best games of the season, in what was the biggest game of the year for Winthrop. He combined his soft touch around the basket and solid pull up jump shot to put together an attention grabbing offensive performance. Throw in a season high 11 rebounds, and Martin definitely did his best to catch the attention of scouts in the building on Friday.
In the early going, Martin picked up points by making strong cuts around the basket and driving to the rim hard. He is 6-5 at best, but elevates very well allowing him to shoot over taller players. His fantastic athleticism also allowed him to weave through defenses and hit acrobatic shots that many other players probably wouldnt be able to. He struggled from the perimeter, only hitting 2-7 shots from the outside, but has been a solid shooter from behind the arc, connecting on 39% of three point field goals this year.
Rebounding is a strong point of Martins game, as he pulls down over 5 rebounds per game, a good number for a wing player. He has long arms and is quick getting off the floor which allows him to win many balls that he probably shouldnt. Having a player who can crash from the wing like Martin does helped Winthrop tremendously against the Irish who have a tough front court.
Martin is a player still rising and trying to play himself into the draft picture. Hes undersized for the shooting guard position, and doesnt have very good ball-handling skills, but is athletic and has a very nice perimeter game. With a second round match up looming against a very good Oregon team, he as the chance to put together another solid performance in hopes of getting himself some more attention from scouts.