TEMPE, AZ — As March Madness was canceled, Sun Devils fans were left wondering what could have been with this year’s ASU men’s basketball team. Now they’re left to wonder more, for this year and next, after Remy Martin declared for the NBA Draft Monday afternoon.
“Starting from a young age, I have worked towards the opportunity to play in the NBA and I have now decided to take another step into making my dream a reality,” Martin said in an Instagram post.
As a junior, Martin averaged over 19 points per game for the Sun Devils, and was the catalyst for the team’s seven-game Pac-12 win streak that saw ASU climb to first-place in the conference. The Sun Devils emotional leader had played his way into consideration for Pac-12 Player of the Year honors and was named to the first-team all-conference.
“I also want to thank my teammates, Coach Hurley, and the entire coaching staff for trusting me and allowing me to be myself on and off the court,” Martin’s post said. “I will forever cherish the time I have spent at ASU. Arizona will always be a home to me because of the ASU supporters and the 942 crew.”
Bobby Hurley tweeted his support of Martin’s decision to pursue the NBA. NCAA rules allow Martin to return to college if he goes undrafted.