Martin interested in UMass - 4/19/01
Martin follows Lappas to UMass - 4/24/01
Profile from The Collegian - 11/21/01
MHERST, 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).
Martin in action against Davidson, 12/19/04.
Courtesey: Karen Winger - UMass Athletics
onday'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.
Martin at Midnight Madness 2001.
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