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Kenyon Martin Jr. declares for NBA draft

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IMG Academy forward Kenyon Martin Jr. has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft, he confirmed through his Instagram account on Tuesday.

Martin is the son of NBA veteran Kenyon Martin, who played parts of 15 seasons in the league after being selected first overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 2000 draft.

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First, I would like to thank god for blessing me with the ability to play the game that I love. I would like to thank my family for being here every step of the way. I would also like to thank the coaching staff, the weight trainers, my teammates, and everyone at IMG who helped me through that chapter of my life. I appreciate everyone who has supported me and my decisions is up to this point. There was a lot of hate and doubt about my journey but I feel I’ve done what was best for me and now is the time to take the next step which is to Declare for the 2020 NBA Draft. It has been a lifelong dream of mine and I will continue to work day by day to prove to myself and everyone that this is where I belong. THE NEXT CHAPTER STARTS NOW LETS GET IT‼️

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The 19-year-old Martin Jr. previously suited up for Sierra Canyon, the high school powerhouse where LeBron James' and Dwyane Wade's sons currently play. Instead of moving to an NCAA D-1 program afterward, Martin Jr. opted to attend IMG Academy for a post-graduate year. He averaged 20 points and eight assists for the school this season.

Martin Jr. is considered a four-star recruit and ranks 100th on the 2020 ESPN 100.

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