Martin Twins Withdraw There Names From NBA Draft And Will Return To School
The Martin twins waited until almost the last minute before the deadline passed but announced their withdrawal from the NBA Draft and will return to Reno.
Martin Twins Announce Withdraw From NBA Draft, Will Return To School.
It was a long wait but for fans of the Nevada Wolf Pack and fans of the Mountain West, the wait was worth it when it was announced that Caleb and Cody Martin withdrew their names from the 2018 NBA Draft and will return to Reno. The twins had until 8:59pm Pacific time (11:59pm Eastern time) to announce their intention to stay in the draft or return to college.
The announcement of Caleb and Cody’s withdrawal from the NBA Draft was first reported by Jon Rothstein per his twitter account.
And the news of the Martin’s return to Reno is cause for celebration among the Wolf Pack fan base and staff.
Caleb and Cody Martin were key contributors in powering the Wolf Pack to 29-8 record, a Mountain West regular season title and a Sweet 16 appearance last season. With the Martin’s return to Reno, the Nevada Wolf Pack will return five starters from last year’s team which includes the Martins, Jordan Caroline (who withdrew his name from the NBA Draft last week) Lindsey Drew (who is recovering from an ACL tear last season), and Josh Hall.
To go along with the five returning starters, the Wolf Pack will also welcome five-star recruit Jordan Brown to Reno to go along with transfer eligible players Jazz Johnson, Nisre Zouzoua, Ehab Amin, Trey Porter, Corey Henson, and Tre’Shawn Thurman. Safe to say the Wolf Pack will be a very loaded team this upcoming season.
During the twins testing of the NBA Draft waters, Caleb did work out for eight teams which included the Kings, Lakers, and Nets. Cody Martin worked out for six teams which included the Thunder, Pistons and Nuggets. Caleb and Cody were viewed as late second round or undrafted picks in this year’s draft so a return to Reno to bolster their draft stock while making a run at a possible Final Four berth made the most sense.
The Martin twins return to Reno means the Wolf Pack are over the NCAA scholarship limit of 13 with the Wolf Pack sitting at 15 scholarship players. So, expect the head coach Eric Musselman and the Wolf Pack coaching staff to try to figure out how to get under the scholarship limit. Despite Nevada being over the scholarship limit, the Wolf Pack do have more than enough talent and depth to make a serious run at a Final Four berth in 2019.