The Nevada Wolf Pack have bought in a pair of talented twins to their basketball team on Wednesday.
Caleb and Cody Martin, formerly of North Carolina State, will transfer to Nevada. The story of the Martins commitment to the Wolf Pack was first reported by SNY's Adam Zagoria and it was confirmed by the Reno Gazette-Journal. The twins visited Reno early this month and chose Nevada over Rutgers, East Carolina and California.
Caleb is a 6-foot-7 215 pound forward who averaged 12 points and four rebounds last season and shot 39 percent from the field and 36 percent from the three-point line. Cody is a 6-foot-7 forward and weighs 210 pounds and averaged six points, four rebounds and two assists last year. Cody shot 47 percent from the field and posted double-digit scoring games against Virginia, LSU, Duke (twice) and North Carolina.
Caleb and Cody started in about half of games last year for North Carolina State and were ranked fourth and fifth on the team in scoring for a Wolfpack team that finished 22-14 last season. Caleb and Cody were both four-star recruits out of high school and were ranked in the top-20 in the nation among small forward recruits.
The Martins are part of a loaded transfer class for Nevada that includes guards Halice Cooke (an Iowa State transfer) and Kendall Stephens (a Purdue transfer) who were both added to the roster this week. All four players must sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules and the Martins will have two years of eligibility starting in 2017-2018.
The Wolf Pack have nine returning scholarship players from last year which includes the four transfers (Marcus Marshall, Leland King, Jordan Caroline, and Sam Williams) who all sat out last year. Nevada also signed three players to national letters of intent (Deveral Ramsey, Josh Hall and Kenny Wooten whose status is up in the air). Tack on the four transfers who committed this week, the Wolf Pack have 16 scholarship players on its roster right now. With the limit set at 13 per NCAA rules, expect some maneuvering and changes that will take place in order for Nevada to get under the limit.