Despite helping his high school team to a 26-3 record his senior year, Tyrese Martin didn’t feel satisfied.
William Allen High School (Pa.) did enjoy an impressive regular season, but a disappointing first round exit in the PIAA 6A state playoffs left a stinging blow.
The loss wasn’t the only reason why he felt a lack of satisfaction.
"Just discussing it with my mom and seeing how I finished up last summer and this year, I feel like I deserve more, and that I can play higher than what I’ve been recruited,” said Martin, at the Under Armour Association back in April.
By the end of his high school days, Martin had mainly been recruited by low to mid-major Division I schools. As a result, he decided to delay his collegiate career until 2018 and enroll at Massanutten Military Academy (Va.) for a year of prep school to fine-tune his skills on the court and possibly attract more colleges.
So far, so good for the 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing, who received an offer from Seton Hall on Saturday.
BLESSED TO SAY I RECEIVED AN OFFER FROM SETON HALL— Tyrese Martin (@Dreambig_04) August 5, 2017
His recruitment has spiked since the opening weekend of the Under Armor Association back in April.
As a member of We R1’s (Del.) 17U team, Martin appeared in 12 games, averaging 10.6 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. We R1 would go on to win the Under Armour Association.
Seton Hall is the seventh school to offer him since late-April, with Minnesota, La Salle, Rhode Island, Utah, St. Joseph’s, and Saint Louis.
During his playing days at William Allen, he also fielded offers from Norfolk State, St. Peter’s, Rider, Central Connecticut State, Hofstra, Quinnipiac, Wagner, FIU, Canisius, Robert Morris, UNC-Wilmington, San Diego, and St. Bonaventure.
Martin is a solid scoring wing. He can finish inside, throw down the ball and is pretty smooth from the perimeter. He’s got excellent athleticism and a nice bounce to go along with it. His game isn’t restricted to just the offensive side of things, he can also crash the boards very well and is a great rebounder for his position.
For the 2018-19 season, Desi Rodriguez would have graduated. Myles Powell would be a junior, same goes for combo guard Eron Gordon. Newcomer Myles Cale will be a sophomore. Also, Quincy McKnight would be finished with his redshirt year and would have two seasons of eligibility left.