Former 'Cat Named D-League All-Star
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Former Wildcat Cartier Martin was recently named to the fourth annual NBA Development League All-Star Game, which is set for Saturday, Feb. 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Martin, who ranks sixth on the school's all-time scoring chart with 1,546 points from 2003-07, is averaging 14.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting, including 36.2 percent from 3-point range, in 12 games (nine starts) for the Eastern Conference-leading Iowa Energy (23-6). He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 steals in 27.1 minutes per game for the Energy. This will be Martin's first D-League All-Star Game appearance, however, he was named to the team last season, but could not play due to being called up by the Charlotte Bobcats.
The NBA D-League All-Star Game will be played as a part of the NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by Adidas at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. The game will be shown live on NBA TV.
In addition, former Wildcat Bill Walker (Maine) will participate in the dunk contest at the D-League's Dream Factory Friday night event. Walker is averaging 17.4 points in nine games (all starts) for the NBDL's Maine Red Claws (18-9) on 47.4 percent shooting with 6.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.4 minutes per game. He has also played in seven games for the Boston Celtics this season.