They waited until the absolute final moments to make their 2018 NBA Draft decisions, but when the smoke all cleared and the dust finally settled, Nevada forwards Caleb and Cody Martin announced on Wednesday that they would be returning to Nevada for another season.
As usual, Rothstein was on top of the news. Nevada beat reporter Chris Murray also confirmed the initial report.
Cody and Caleb Martin are returning to Nevada next season, per a source.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 31, 2018
Both Caleb and Cody began their college careers at North Carolina State, where they played their freshman and sophomore campaigns under then-head coach Mark Gottfried. After the 2016 season, the duo chose to transfer to Nevada, but due to NCAA transfer rules, had to sit out during 2016-2017 campaign.
This past season, Caleb averaged a team-high 18.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the 29-8 Wolf Pack, while brother Cody averaged 14.0 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. Combined, the twins worked alongside recent NBA Draft returnee Jordan Caroline, to lead Nevada to a Mountain West title and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
With the return of this trio of talented players, plus their incoming transfers, Nevada could be ranked as high as #5 in the nation going into next season. They look to build upon their Sweet 16 run in what could be a truly special year for the Wolf Pack. One small hurdle is they are two scholarship players over the limit. Expect two players to be “transferring out” in the next few weeks.