FERNDALE, Mich. --Not long after his first season at the helm of the Marygrove College men's basketball team, head coach Craig Covington was able to ink the first commit of his career Wednesday (May 7) when University High School's (UHS) Anthony Martin II signed a 2014-15 Letter of Intent. The signing marks the beginning of an important offseason for Covington and the Mustangs as they look to add to an impressive cast of returners for next year's squad.
Martin committed to continue his academic and athletic careers at the northwest Detroit institution with family, friends, and UHS administration at this side at the Ferndale-based school. Known as a hard-working, no-nonsense player, Martin's addition brings an added toughness to the Mustangs' roster. He will enter the collegiate ranks with four years of varsity experience within University High's well-respected program.
A 6'4 forward, Martin began his varsity career midway through his freshman season before he burst onto the scene as a sophomore by earning the team's Sixth Man Award. The team-first forward followed up his sixth man nod by earning the Coaches Award to culminate a junior season in which the team took home the district championship – the first in UHS history.
Martin, a great student in the classroom and on the hardwood, committed to the game year-round over the past four years as a member of Detroit's Team Unity AAU squad.
COACH COVINGTON'S TAKE
"Anthony brings to us a hard-working, highly coachable attitude to go along with plenty of talent. He is a great student and a better young man. Anthony will be a very important piece in our championship puzzle as we continue to grow as a program. I look forward to working with Anthony and the rest of our eventual 2014 commits next season."