Davis Martens Will Not Return For Final Year Of Eligibility


Redshirt junior Davis Martens has made the decision to forego his last year of eligibility and will not return to the team next season. The 6-9 forward from Gummerspach, Germany is on schedule to graduate in May and has chosen to end his career as a Siena Saint. He explained that the decision was in no way related to the recent coaching change and is based in academics, and his desire to return home to Germany to reunite with family and friends.

Martens came to Siena after playing one year of basketball in the U.S. at The Patterson School (N.C.). He began his career in the 2009-2010 season as part of a MAAC Championship team appearing in 14 games after sitting out the first 12 per NCAA regulations. As a sophomore he appeared in 30 games averaging 2.2 points and 1.83 rebounds per game. After sitting out the 2011-2012 season as a medical redshirt due to hip surgery, Martens returned to the court this season appearing in 31 games, starting three and averaging 3.0 points and 2.29 rebounds per game. He played his best basketball at the end of the season, averaging 11.2 points and 5.5 rebounds over the final six games.

Martens excelled in the classroom as an economics major and at the end of this season he was chosen as a member of the 11-man MAAC men’s basketball All-Academic team along with teammate and fellow economics major, OD Anosike. He holds a 3.36 GPA after posting a 3.63 GPA in the fall semester. Since Siena does not offer a graduate program in economics he would only have the option of pursuing a double major in order to remain a member of the basketball team. He instead has chosen to move on to new opportunities following graduation.

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