Thursday , Jul , 08 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Kings sign first-round pick Martin

=== Kings sign first-round pick Martin ===

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings announced Wednesday
that Kevin Martin, the team’s first round choice in the 2004 NBA draft, has
agreed to a three-year contract.

Martin, whom the Kings chose with the 26th overall selection, will make at
least $2.34 million under the length of the deal, which includes a club option
for the 2007-08 season, as per the league’s rookie salary structure.

Martin averaged 24.9 points and shot nearly 34 percent from three-point range
in his final season at Western Carolina. The 6’7″ guard, who entered the draft
following his junior campaign, scored at a 23.3 points per game clip in 79
career college games.

Sacramento also signed its second-round pick, guard Ricky Minard, who finished
his career as Morehead State’s all-time leading scorer with 2,381 points.