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Senior Brennan Martin Declared Academically Ineligible
Forward played in six games in 2004-05
From UMass Athletics, 1/24/2005

AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts men's basketball senior Brennan Martin (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) has been declared academically ineligible for the second semester of the 2004-05 season, effective immediately. Martin will remain enrolled at the university, but will not participate with the men's basketball team.

Martin played in 72 games in his UMass career (2001-05). He scored 158 points (2.2 points per game average) in his career making 42 three-point field goals. This season, he saw action in six games scoring six points (1.0 ppg).

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Martin in action against Davidson, 12/19/04.
Courtesey: Karen Winger - UMass Athletics


Martin ineligible
Disappointing end at UMass

By Matt Vautour, Daily Hampshire Gazette Staff Writer, 1/25/2005

Monday's announcement that senior forward Brennan Martin is academically ineligible for the second semester provided a disappointing finish to his disappointing career at the University of Massachusetts.

Martin, a 6-foot-6 forward from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., was highly recruited coming out of Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. He committed to Villanova, but when coach Steve Lappas left to take over the Minutemen in 2001, Martin followed him to Amherst. Martin lived up to his reputation as a good shooter, but the rest of his game never developed enough to earn him regular minutes. He was used primarily as a shooting specialist brought in to combat zone defenses and make 3-pointers.

Martin averaged 2.2 points in his 72 games played at UMass. He scored six points in six games this season.

He's not allowed to travel with the Minutemen or sit on the bench during games. Martin is still enrolled at UMass for the second semester.

Lappas said he hopes Martin would still graduate on time.

''I just want him to do what he needs to do academically,'' Lappas said. ''I just want him to concentrate on his studies. That's the most important thing.''

Martin's departure means that Jeff Viggiano is the only active player still playing from Lappas' first two recruiting classes. Sophomore Alassane Kouyate is still on the roster, but may never play again with a knee injury.

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Martin at Midnight Madness 2001.
UMassHoops.com photo


Martin Career Highs

Points: 13, at Boston College, 12/6/03
Rebounds: 5, vs. Columbia, 1/9/03
Assists: 4, vs. Duquesne, 2/23/03
Blocks: 1, four times, most recently at St. Bonaventure, 1/14/04
Steals: 2, vs. Utah, 11/26/02
Minutes: 30, vs. Florida Int'l, 12/14/02

Career Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk St Pts Avg
2001-02 19 0 135 7.1 9 32 .281 8 26 .308 0 0 .000 3 5 8 0.4 5 0 10 3 1 2 26 1.4
2002-03 23 6 279 12.1 21 65 .323 19 58 .328 9 12 .750 6 24 30 1.3 28 0 19 18 1 8 70 3.0
2003-04 24 2 222 9.3 21 54 .389 13 42 .310 1 2 .500 4 5 9 0.4 26 0 10 9 2 3 56 2.3
2004-05 6 0 50 8.3 2 9 .222 2 9 .222 0 0 .000 2 3 5 0.8 2 0 4 2 0 1 6 1.0
Career 72 8 686 9.5 53 160 .331 42 135 .311 10 14 .714 15 37 52 0.7 61 0 43 32 4 14 158 2.2


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