Missouri Southern’s Martin named 1st team All-Region
Cam Martin averaged 24.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.
RELEASE FROM MISSOURI SOUTHERN ATHLETICS:
Missouri Southern junior big man Cam Martin has been named a first-team All-Region selection by the Conference Commissioner’s Association as announced by the organization today.
Martin, a 6-9 native of Yukon, Okla., was a first-team All-MIAA selection this season and was a member of the All-MIAA Tournament Team. Martin was an All-Region and All-American selection last year. This is his second-straight first-team All-Region selection. Martin’s name now goes on the All-American ballot for consideration.
This season, Martin leads the MIAA scoring, rebounds, defensive rebounds, double-double’s free throw attempts and free throws made, total field goals made, total points and total rebounds, while ranking second in blocks, field goal percentage, total blocks and total field goal attempts. Martin is averaging 24.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game this year, while shooting 58 percent from the field and 81 percent from the free throw line. He has a team-high 46 blocks and is third on the team with 61 assists.
Martin currently has the MSSU top career scoring average at 23.3, while ranking third in career field goal percentage (.594) and fifth in free throw shooting (.815). Martin set the MSSU single-game scoring record at Missouri Western this season as he scored 54 points against the Griffons. The 54 points is the most scored in Division II this year and Cam is one of only four players to hit the 50-point plateau this year. Martin has two of the top-eight scoring games this season in Division II.
Martin is the only MSSU basketball player to ever score 700 or more points in a season twice and he is one of just two to ever score 700 points in a season. Martin currently has 1,466 points in his two-year career at MSSU and is third in NCAA Division II active career scoring average at 23.3, while ranking 6th in career double-double’s and 11th in free throws made and attempted.
Martin was named the MIAA’s Player of the Week seven times this season and has also been named to the Bevo Francis Small College Basketball Player of the Year Watchlist. He has made the top 50 list for the award and the top 25 players will be announced on March 15. Finalists for that award are announced on April 4 with the winner being crowned on April 6.
Martin is one of two MIAA players on the first-team, joining Northwest Missouri’s Trevor Hudgins. Ryan Hawkins from Northwest Missouri was a second-team selection. The complete All-Region list is below.
Trevor Hudgins, Northwest Missouri State
Jhonathan Dunn, Southern Nazarene
Harrison Cleary, Minnesota Crookston
Cam Martin, Missouri Southern
Brandon Myer, Minnesota Duluth
Ryan Hawkins, Northwest Missouri State
Kevin Buckingham, Southeastern Oklahoma State
Micah Speight, Southern Nazarene
Parker Fox, Northern State
Adam Dworsky, Southeastern Oklahoma State