Oklahoma Sooners head coach Lon Kruger and his assistants have been hard at work in the transfer market as of late, and they were able to land one of their targets — Colorado State wing Kris Martin — on Tuesday evening. Martin chose to leave Fort Collins following the conclusion of Larry Eustachy’s tenure at the school.
I am excited to say that after speaking with my family and the people closet to me, I have decided to commit and continue my basketball journey at The University of Oklahoma! #Boomer #Sooner pic.twitter.com/VgU6DQ9GM7— Kris Martin (@BeGreatKris) March 27, 2018
Martin sat out in 2017-18 after transferring to CSU from Oral Roberts and will potentially have to sit out another season after arriving in Norman — unless, of course, he graduates before that time. If he doesn’t graduate, one would expect Martin to apply for a waiver (potentially citing Eustachy’s departure), which would grant him eligibility in 2018-19.
As a sophomore in 2016-17, Martin averaged 13.2 PPG, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. The 6’6” native of Frisco, Texas, also shot over 40 percent from three-point range that season.
His role will become a bit more clear once his situation fully comes into focus, but he’s an athletic and confident kid who could be a plus player on both ends of the court for Kruger’s team.
All of this comes on the heels of a pair of transfers, as guards Kameron McGusty and Jordan Shepherd have both announced departures in recent days.