A 15-year NBA veteran, Kenyon Martin was the first overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets after starring at Cincinnati as National Player of the Year. At 6-9, Martin used his versatility and basketball IQ to earn All Rookie First Team honors and come in second in Rookie Of The Year balloting. Martin led the Nets to the NBA Finals in 2002, averaging 16.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 1.3 block per game. Traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2004, “K-Mart” also played in China, Los Angeles, New York and Milwaukee before leaving the NBA in 2015.
New Jersey (2000-2004), Denver Nuggets (2004-2011), Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2011), Los Angeles Clippers (2012), New York Knicks (2013-2014), Milwaukee Bucks (2015)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS
- NBA All-Star (2004)
- National College Player Of The Year (2000)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2001)
POST NBA CAREER
Upon retiring from the NBA in 2015, Martin has appeared on The Vertical Podcast and participated in multiple organizations helping in the community.
- Current all-time leader in blocks and field-goal percentage with Cincinnati Bearcats.
- Kenyon Martin is very engaged in philanthropic endeavors with multiple organizations including his own foundation and The Giving Back Fund.
- In 2011, Martin signed the largest contract in league history when he went overseas to play in China.