Cartier Martin, a 6-7, 200 pound small forward from Aldine Nimitz H.S. in Houston, Tex., competed this past week at the National AAU tournament for the Houston Select. Martin, who got smacked in his lip the night we spoke to him, told us that he remains open but the three schools he is most interested in are Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texax.
Martin also said he is hearing from Illinois, N.C. State, Texas Tech, Houston and Arkansas. Martin told us he has offers from Illinois, N.C. State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and Houston.
Martin was invited to the adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey earlier in July, but he declined an invitation so that he could attend summer school classes. Martin visited Kansas State officially in the spring, and he said he plans to take an unofficial trip to Texas in early August when the hectic July evaluation period abates. The coaches from Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas State were present at all of Martin's games this week at the National AAU event.
"I am just trying to get stronger," Martin said. "I am lifting weights and also working on my ballhandling."
Martin said he does plan on signing in the Fall. "After I take some visits I will do that," he said. "But I want to see more schools before I decide. I don't have a leader right now since I haven't seen all of the schools I want to visit."