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Nevada’s Cody Martin selected 36th overall in 2019 NBA Draft

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Nevada Wolf Pack guard/forward is headed back to his hometown state.

A Mocksville, North Carolina native, Martin was picked 36th overall in the second round by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday.

The Wolf Pack guard stuffed the stat sheet last season. He averaged 12.1 points on 50.5 percent shooting with 4.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. He ranked third in the Mountain West in steals and assists per game.

Martin, 23, was a third-team All-Mountain West in 2018-19. He earned All-Mountain West second team honors in 2017-18. Martin was named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year in 2017-18.

Whether in the open court or half court setting, Martin had the reins to Nevada’s potent offense. He kept his eyes up the floor and displayed great court vision to find open shooters or cutters to the paint.

Martin displayed his defensive versatility as well, his lanky 6-foot-7 frame often bothered opposing ball handlers in the half court setting or in a full court press.

Martin is the highest Nevada player since Wolf Pack forward Luke Babbitt was drafted 16th overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves and Armon Johnson was drafted 34th overall by the Portland Trailblazers in the 2010 NBA Draft.