According to various reports, USF men’s basketball forward Malik Martin will be transferring from the school after just one season of playing for the Bulls.
Malik Martin leaving South Florida as grad transfer. Began career at USC.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 3, 2018
Martin came to USF prior to the 2016-2017 season from the University of Southern California and sat out due to the NCAA transfer rules.
The Miami native averaged 6.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG as a redshirt junior. Of the players who finished the season with the Bulls (looking at you Tulio Da Silva), Martin’s 4.7 RPG led the team.
He appeared in 32 games with seven starts averaging just over 23 minutes per game.
Martin’s best game came on November 24, 2017 versus Arkansas State where he scored a career-high 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and added ten rebounds for his first-career double-double.
He recorded 11 rebounds at Appalachian State three games later to set a new high-water mark. Martin had 19 points and nine rebounds in the late-season blowout of Memphis just prior to the AAC tournament.
With his departure, C Nikola Scekic is the only Bull listed at over 6’9”. They do have a verbal pledge from 6’10” JUCO product Antun Maricevic from Casper College.
As a grad transfer, Martin is eligible to compete right away and will have one more year left.