When watching center Martin Iti last year at The Winchedon School in Massachusetts, one could tell he had tremendous upside. Now Charlotte fans have to be jumping for joy that their future recruit is preparing himself to have a major impact on the college level.
Iti's confidence level is at an all-time high. He is matching up well with the best big people in the ABCD camp. Martin is likely to have a big time year for head coach Mike Byrnes, who has been watching his progress in person too at this camp.
"He has really improved," Byrnes said. "It's going to be fun coaching him again this season."
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA -- Martin Iti, a 6-11, 230 pound center from Massachusetts Winchendon Academy, showed he's continuing to improve his game at this week's NBA Players Association High School Camp at VCU's Siegel Center.
Iti, who was born in Australia, was a dominating force in the paint at the NBPA camp. "I really learned a lot from the ex-NBA centers this week," he said.
Rivalshoops.com previously saw Iti play six times since the beginning of the 2001-02 season. He has the skills to be an impact player.
Iti had interest from UCLA, Southern Cal, Connecticut, Cincinnati, Louisvile, Memphis, North Carolina and Syracuse.
Iti though told Denny Conroy previously he has yet to take the SAT. He will take the test in the fall. And his major on the next level: culinary arts.
He plays with the Pump 'n Run and his summeer schedule includes the adidas Big Time Tournament in Las Vegas. We will continue to monitor his progress during the summer. But Charlotte fans are going to be very happy with Iti's improvement.