Wednesday , Mar , 17 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Western Carolina’s Martin to test NBA draft

Cullowhee, NC (Sports Network) – Western Carolina guard Kevin Martin, who just
finished his junior season, announced Wednesday that he will declare for the
upcoming NBA draft.

Martin, though, will not retain an agent so that he may keep his collegiate
eligibility intact.

“I’ve decided to make myself eligible for the draft,” Martin said. “I feel
that this is the right time for me to seize this opportunity. Though I have
every intention of being drafted by and playing for an NBA team, I intend to
maintain my eligibility in the event that I choose to return to school.”

Martin ranks fourth on Western Carolina’s all-time scoring list with 1,838
career points. He currently ranks second in the nation in scoring. Martin
ended the 2003-04 campaign as the Southern Conference scoring champion for the
second straight season, averaging 24.9 points per game.