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Former MU player Martin signs with Mount St. Mary's

Apr. 30, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Mount St. Mary's announced the signing of former Marshall University men's basketball player Chris Martin to a financial aid agreement to complete his transfer.

Mount St. Mary's is a Northeast Conference school in Emmitsburg, Md.

"Chris is exactly the type of transfer we look for as he has excellent scoring ability and is eagerly looking for an opportunity to help the Mount remain at the top of the league," said Mount St. Mary's head coach Jamion Christian. "We are very excited to welcome Chris back to the DMV (Washington, D.C. metropolitan area)."

Martin is from Upper Marlboro, Md., and was an All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first team player as a junior at St. John's College High School. He completed high school on a nationally-ranked team at St. Patrick in Elizabeth, N.J.

The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers advanced to the Northeast Conference tournament championship game last season and finished with an 18-14 record.

Martin informed Marshall head coach Tom Herrion of his decision to transfer in March after the Thundering Herd bowed out of the Conference USA tournament. The 6-foot, 185-pound Martin will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons of eligibility at the Mount.

In two Marshall seasons, he appeared in 41 games for an average of 10.2 minutes and averaged 2.3 points with 24 assists. In the 2012-13 season he got in 23 games (15.1 minutes) and started against Coppin State and Cincinnati. He scored 3.1 points per game.

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