Flaska Inks Martin to Centenary Scholarship
Thursday, May 17, 2007

SHREVEPORT—Centenary men’s basketball coach Rob Flaska has announced the fifth signing in his 2007-08 recruiting class as Marcus Martin has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Gents. Flaska expects Martin to contribute right away as he joins the core of a team that improved by seven wins last season.


Martin, a 6’7” wing player out of Austin, Texas, averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and one block per game in the prep ranks. He was tabbed as one of the top five freshmen in the state of Texas at Akins High School.


“Marcus has the ability to be an impact player for us right away,” said Flaska. “He is a tall wing that can score from the three-point line, put it on the floor, or post up. He gives us a person on the perimeter that can score and rebound and he has the upside to develop into an all-league performer.”


Martin joins Anthony Gatlin (Pearland, Texas), Justin Glenn (Tulsa, Okla.), Jamere King Tulsa, Okla.), and Tim Price (Spring, Texas) to fill out the class of incoming Gents.


Complete Listing of 2007-08 Gents Signees

Anthony Gatlin, 6’8”, 180 lbs, G/F, Pearland HS, Pearland, Texas

Justin Glenn, 6’8”, 220 lbs, F, Union HS, Tulsa, Okla.

Jamere King, 6’2”, 180 lbs, G, Booker T. Washington HS, Tulsa, Okla.

Marcus Martin, 6’7”, 205 lbs, G/F, Akins HS, Austin, Texas

Tim Price, 6’11”, 205 lbs, Klein HS, Spring, Texas