Devin Martin of Maryland Eastern Shore was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday.
The 6-4 senior guard from Baltimore, Md. poured in a career-high 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 115-86 win over Central Pennsylvania.
Martin shot a blistering 78-percent from the field (14-of-18) and also dished out 5 assists in the victory.
Martin’s incredible game was his second in a row, as he had 34 points in a 79-64 road win over American in the team’s previous contest.
“My coach [Bobby Collins] had a talk with me at the practice before the American game,” Martin told umeshawks.com. “He just was like ‘get out of your head and stop thinking so much. Be the Devin you are. Be the Devin you were last year. Just score the ball and play as hard as you can.’ I finally got it and hopefully that will open it up for me the rest of the season.”
The 115 points scored against Central Pennsylvania was the highest total for a UMES squad since a 117-88 victory against Bethune Cookman back in February 1991.
On the season, Martin leads Maryland Eastern Shore in scoring at 17.2 points a games.
Last year, Martin was the team’s second leading scorer at 14 points a game, and was named to the All-MEAC Second Team. He was also 11th in MEAC in scoring, 9th in free throw shooting (80.2 percent), and 4th in three-point shooting at 39.9 percent last season.
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