Per Jon Rothstein (CBS Sports) – USC sophomore forward Malik Martin is transferring to USF (per the report). Per Russ Wood (Rivals), Martin will have to sit a year but will have two years of eligibility after that.
Here are the reports:
USC transfer Malik Martin has committed to South Florida, sources told @CBSSports. Two years of eligibility remaining.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 2, 2016
USC transfer Malik Martin has committed to South Florida. Has two years of eligibility remaining after he sits one. pic.twitter.com/NGkWHDd04F
— Russ Wood (@RussHoops) May 2, 2016
Martin was rated as a 3-star player back in 2014 (per Rivals). In his freshman season with the Trojans, he started 15 games, averaging 5.2 PPG and 3.6 RPG. Last season, he played in 26 games (no starts) and totaled 48 total points (16 for 37 shooting) in 179 total minutes, also adding 40 rebounds, 9 blocks, and 6 steals as well. Martin is a long forward that can move well, defends the rim well, and has the ability to hit 3-point shots which will help stretch the court.
Martin will have to sit a year (per the reports) but will be a nice addition to the front court when he is eligible to play.