By: Justice Bolden
Memphis Tigers junior guard Jeremiah Martin was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 2-0 record this past week, which included a 96-89 home win over the Tulane Green Wave Memphis highlights of win over Tulane, and a 75-72 overtime thriller victory over the Temple Owls. Highlights of Memphis’ 75-72 win over Temple
For the week, Martin, the 6-foot-3 Memphis native, averaged 28.5 points, 5 rebounds, 4.5 assist, and 2 steals per game. He also was extremely efficient from the floor, shooting 90% from the free throw line including a 15-15 from the charity stripe against the Green Wave. Martin also shot 17-31 or 54% from the field, and 33% from behind the arc in the Tigers last two wins.
Tubby Smith now has proof to potential high-level 2018 recruits like Cordova High School guard Tyler Harris that athletic high-scoring guards can thrive in the Tigers offensive system. The Tigers have recently turned up the pursuit on Harris, as Tubby Smith has reportedly been to several of Tyler’s games as of late, and also visited with Cordova Coach Terrence Scales and Harris in the Wolves locker room.
If the Tigers can land the services of Harris and another scoring wing, their 2018-19 squad will return the type of talent capable of not only winning the American Conference, but making a run in the NCAA Tournament.
Tubby has at least six newcomers in his 2017 recruiting class that at different times have contributed to them winning games in a variety of ways. Those newcomers include: Jamal Johnson, Kareem Brewton Jr., Kyvon Davenport, Mike Parks Jr., Raynere Thornton, and David Nickelberry.
Most recently Kareem Brewton Jr. knocked in this game-winner in overtime to take down Temple. Kareem Brewton Jr. Game Winner