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Posted On: 11/3/17 5:29 PM
2018 Mount Dora Christian guard Joseph Martz is headed to Warner next fall. He verbally committed on Oct. 9.
But first, the senior has his final varsity season ahead of him.
“My role this year is to be more of a creator and getting others in the position to score with the new additions we got on our team,” Martz told Prep Hoops Florida. “As well as that my coach wants me to average over 10 points and over 10 assists. I wanna lead central Florida in assist per game like I did last year as well.”
Warner represented his first offer and he broke down the reasons why he chose to commit early.
“I visited there during the summer and they came to a couple of my games and he said he really liked what I was showing. The first couple of weeks of school went by and Coach Hanrahan called coach Hayes and said he wanted to offer me to come play with them and sign early in November,” Martz said. “They are going to have me run point guard and be a leader and impact right away. They have no freshman on the team right now so I’m gonna have to make an impact as soon as I get.”
Valley Forge and other smaller schools had expressed interest in Martz along the way.
The 5’10” guard played this summer for TNBA South, something he really enjoyed.
“I was really able to grow with these guys and improve my game with Rahsaan Lewis and them,” he said. “They really helped me get my name out and have coaches watch me.”
Martz started playing basketball at an early age as his entire family has played basketball at Mount Dora Christian.
Look for Martz to have a nice senior campaign on a Mount Dora Christian group that will contend. Warner is landing a smart guard who can make plays on his own in Martz.