"We are pleased to welcome Martavious to our basketball program," said Martin. "He is an excellent combination of athleticism and strength at the guard position and will be a great fit for our style of play."
A 6-foot-2, 185-pound shooting guard from Boyd H. Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Irving helped the Cobras to 55 wins the past two seasons, including a 25-3 overall record in 2008-09. The squad rose to as high as No. 1 in the Class 6A poll and No. 14 in the ESPN Rise national poll before being upset 54-53 by Miramar in the regional quarterfinals. He was a unanimous selection to the Class 6A-5A-4A All-Broward first team by both the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is rated among the top-20 players in the state of Florida by several recruiting services.
A starter in all 28 games, Irving averaged 15.4 points on 55.2 percent shooting (155-of-281), including 43.7 percent from 3-point range (38-of-87), with 7.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game in 2008-09. He ranked in the top-5 in nearly every team category, including first in field goals and two-point field goals (117) and second in scoring, rebounding and steals. He scored in double figures in 22 of 28 games this past season, including five 20-point contests. He poured in a career-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting in a 93-56 win over Hallandale in the season opener on Nov. 24, while he posted a career-high 11 rebounds against Hallandale and Dillard during the season. He tallied six double-doubles on the year.
As a junior, Irving led the Cobras to a 30-2 overall record and to the Class 6A state title game, where they lost to Miami Norland. He averaged 12.4 points on 51.3 percent shooting (142-of-277), including 43.4 percent (30-of-69) from 3-point range, with 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals per game. He scored in double figures in 22 of 32 games, including five 20-point outings.
Boyd H. Anderson is the high school alma mater of K-State great Mitch Richmond, whose jersey was retired by the school this past season.
Irving joins a recruiting class that has already been judged one of the nation's best classes and includes Jordan Henriquez (Winchendon [Mass.] School/Port Chester, N.Y.), Wally Judge (Arlington (Fla.) Country Day/Washington, D.C.), Rodney McGruder (Arlington (Fla.) Country Day/Washington, D.C.) and Nick Russell (Grace Preparatory Academy/Arlington, Texas).