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Kevin Martin
Martin with the Minnesota Timberwolves
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born Kevin Dallas Martin
February 1, 1983 (1983-02-01) (age 41)
Zanesville, Ohio
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 199 lbs (90 kg)
Career information
High school Zanesville (Zanesville, Ohio)
College Western Carolina (2001–2004)
NBA Draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26th
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2004–2016 (12 years)
Career history
20042010 Sacramento Kings
20102012 Houston Rockets
2012–2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
20132016 Minnesota Timberwolves
2016 San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards

Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. (born February 1, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who played for 12 seasons in the NBA.

Early Life[]

Martin was born in Zanesville, Ohio, to Kevin Sr. and Marilyn Martin. He grew up idolizing the one and only, Michael Jordan. He played for Zanesville High School and was fourth in the voting for Ohio Mr. Basketball as a Senior, finishing behind the first Sophomore winner LeBron James.


He received a full scholarship to Western Carolina University, where he majored in sports management. On November 22, 2002, Martin scored a college career-high 46 points against Coastal Carolina, yet lost that game. On November 21, 2003, Martin scored 44 points in a loss against Georgia Bulldogs. He ranks fourth all-time on Western Carolina's scoring list with 1,838 points. Martin averaged 23.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game during his three years in college.