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The House POYs: Remy Martin

Ballin’ on the court

Richard Martinez/House of Sparky

Remy Martin is our men’s basketball Player of the Year


Position: Point Guard

Year in School: Junior (Declared for the NBA Draft)

Stats:

  • 19.1 PPG
  • 4.1 APG
  • 3.1 RPG

Best moments of the season:

Remy Martin encapsulated so much of what made Arizona State basketball great in the 2019-20 season. He led the rebirth of Guard U, joining fellow backcourt members Alonzo Verge Jr. and Rob Edwards as just the latest dynamic group of guards to don the maroon and gold.

He went toe-to-toe with some of the nation’s best at the position, establishing himself as one of the premiere point guards in the country. And, most importantly, he helped establish a culture at ASU.

A culture of winning, following what likely would have been the Sun Devils third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A culture of hard work, forged through Martin’s seemingly insatiable drive to get better. And a culture of commitment, built through Martin’s ascendance from scrappy sixth-man freshman to face of the program.

The loss of postseason play was especially disappointing for Martin, as he was primed to cap off a magical regular season with a run at the school’s first Pac-12 championship.

Martin scored more points per game than all but one other Pac-12 player, Oregon’s consensus All-American Payton Pritchard, finishing the year averaging 19.1 points on 43 percent shooting from the field and 34 percent shooting from three.

Martin also doled out a team best 4.1 assists per game to go along with his team high 1.5 steals.

Martin’s season was littered with memorable moments, whether they be his game-winning pull-up jumper against USC, his 33 points against Princeton, or even his 24 points in ASU’s comeback win over Arizona.

He was both the Sun Devils most consistent contributor and their most electric, dependably playing the game’s toughest position while possessing the ability to drop 30-plus points on any given night.

While he may have already suited up for his final game at ASU, his legacy as a legendary Sun Devil both on and off the court will live on for generations.


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