Posted On: 11/27/18 11:05 PM
Recruiting Spotlight: 2020 Ian Martinez
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA.—Pat Barrett, the founder of So-Cal All Stars club program, has had a plethora of talented prospects in his 40 seasons at the helm including the following: Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler, Brandon Jennings, as well as recent Stanford standout Kezie Okpala. Well the tradition appears to be on-going as Barrett appears to have another gem on the way in Ian Martinez—who transferred from Cantwell Sacred Heart to JSerra in San Juan Capistrano.
The 6-foot-3 junior poured in 27-points in his season debut, including 3-of-5 from beyond three-point stripe. The rangy combo-guard prospect can explode to the rim for a variety of acrobatic finishes.
While in the half court he can elevate over the defense and nail the deep jump shot or utilize his quick 1st step and explode to the cup. If the lane closes he shows signs of one day playing the point guard spot as he snaps passes all over the court to open shooters.
The physical tools are evident and the IQ for the game is on the come. But, what about college interest? Are there any schools taking notice of this diamond in the rough.
According to Barrett, the offers are coming in droves.
“ He has offers from Utah, CS Northridge, USC, Cal, Long Beach State, Ole Miss, Maryland, San Diego State, Santa Clara, Colorado State, and Pepperdine,” according to Barrett.
In this day and age of positonless basketball, with an emphasis on a potent perimeter attack, Martinez appears to fit this mold to a tee. As his savvy and skill continue to catch up with his high-wire act, look for him to be a national priority as the ACC, SEC, and BIG Ten try to pry Martinez from the West Coast.