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Kenyon Martin’s baby boy ditches Vandy for overseas

(Photo: Instagram/@kenyonmartinjr)

(Photo: Instagram/@kenyonmartinjr)

Bad news for all of you Vanderbilt basketball fans. Both of you.

Kenyon Martin Jr., the son of former NBA star Kenyon Martin, obviously, hence the Jr. at the end of his name, backed out of his commitment to Vandy this week, per Evan Daniels. Martin Jr. originally committed to Jerry Stackhouse and the ‘Dores a month ago, then signed his Letter of Intent to make it official, but has since decided he will pursue professional options overseas instead.

K-Mart leaves Vanderbilt without a Blue Light Special in its 2019 recruiting class. The 6-foot-6, 195-pound power forward was all set to join Scottie Pippen’s son and a handful of others in Stackhouse’s first recruiting haul, which ranks 12th in the SEC, prior to this news.

He has not signed a pro deal yet.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Kenyon Martin’s baby boy ditches Vandy for overseas



  1. Cousins Fake Tooth
    2:23 pm June 6, 2019 Permalink

    They should put wording in LOI that states if you back out for something like this, then you owe all back money from recruiting as well as 4 years tuition.



    • Cletis75
      2:46 pm June 6, 2019 Permalink

      It’s called a letter of intent, not a letter of guarantee. Funniest part is the schools and NCAA make fortunes off of these kids, yet you all want to punish the kids for having a change of heart and wanting to do for themselves and their families.



    • Nickerbocker05
      5:55 pm June 6, 2019 Permalink

      Cletis75 just knocked your fake tooth out boi!



    • ClutchCargo
      3:14 pm June 6, 2019 Permalink

      That’s just silly. Why would anyone need to reimburse money that was never spent, in the case of the tuition? The NLI program doesn’t work the way you think it does.



  2. TonyMontana
    2:33 pm June 6, 2019 Permalink

    I wonder if he actually made that dunk.