Andy Martin

Andy Martin

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Casper, Wyoming

High School:
Natrona County

Height / Weight:
7-0 / 222

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/10/1993

Experience:
1V

03/18/2013

No. 13 Montana to meet No. 4 Syracuse Thursday in San Jose

Big Sky champion Grizzlies and 19th-ranked Orange (26-9) square off on the hardwood first time on Thursday

03/16/2013

Griz-Wildcats square off in title game Saturday night

Montana (24-6) and Weber State (26-5) are playing for the championship for second season in a row

03/16/2013

Grizzlies defeat Wildcats to win second Big Sky title in a row

Montana ends Weber's 13-game winning streak to advance to its 10th NCAA tourney

03/14/2013

Griz to face UNC Bears Friday in semifinal game

No. 1-seed Montana won the regular-season conference championship with a 19-1 record

03/08/2013

Montana hosts NAU in Big Sky regular-season finale on Senior Night

Griz control their own destiny and can win the conference championship outright with a win

11/25/2012

Griz come from behind to beat San Diego 67-66

Kevin Henderson hit a three with 2.6 seconds left to give the Griz a one point lead and the 67-66 victory.

03/03/2014

Montana vs. Montana State (3/3/14)

Montana vs. Montana State (3/3/14)

02/22/2014

Montana vs. Idaho State (2/22/14)

Montana vs. Idaho State (2/22/14)

02/08/2014

Montana vs. Eastern Washington (2/8/14)

Montana vs. Eastern Washington (2/8/14)

02/06/2014

Montana vs. Portland State (2/6/14)

Montana vs. Portland State (2/6/14)

01/04/2014

Montana vs. Sacramento State (1/4/14)

Montana vs. Sacramento State (1/4/14)

MONTANA: Andy is an athletic big man who will see plenty of action this season, if not compete for a starting position.

2012-13: He played in 28 games and started in four as a true freshman. He was ranked 15th in the Big Sky Conference in blocks with 0.8 a game (he had 21).

HIGH SCHOOL: At Natrona County High School in Casper he averaged 9.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.2 blocked shots per game as a senior...his junior team won the state championship, while his senior squad won a league title...he lettered in track and field...his high school basketball coach at Natrona was Shawn Gillum.

PERSONAL: His parents are David and Nancy Martin of Casper. He is a physics major. Birth date: Sept. 11, 1993.

HEAD COACH WAYNE TINKLE ON ANDY: "We had hopes to redshirt him (last season), but I think the playing time and the experience he got is rally going to benefit him down the road. I think he is an unbelievable shot-blocker. Strength and conditioning is a key for him, because right now he can't stay on the court for more than a few minutes, and then he kind of just runs into a wall.

"The more playing time he gets, the more influence he's going to have on our team defensively. And, he's really got a little tougher on the offensive end, demanding the ball and getting some results for us. Andy's going to have to be a key for us this year, and we are very happy to have him. He's put a lot of work in, and I know that's going to add up to some success for him."

ANDY'S CAREER HIGHS

Points: 7 at Davidson, 2/23/13

Rebounds: 6 in Two Games

Field Goals: 2 in Seven Games

Field Goal Attempts: 4 in Two Games

3-point Field Goals: DNA

Free Throws: 6 at BYU, 11/28/12

Free Throw Attempts: 6 at BYU, 11/28/12

Assists: 1 in Two Games

Blocks: 4 vs. San Diego, 11/24/12

Steals: 1 at S. Utah, 3/4/13

Minutes Played: 20 vs. San Diego, 11/24/12

ANDY'S FAVORITES:

Favorite Food: Sesame chicken.

Favorite class: History of Rock & Roll.

Favorite book: How to Teach Physics To Your Dog.

Favorite TV show: Family Guy.

Favorite musical group: The Notebook.

Favorite movie: The Notebook.

If a movie were made of my life, I would like the following actor to play me: Daniel Tosh.

The person in history I would most like to meet is: Albert Einstein.

Favorite sport other than basketball: Soccer.

Favorite sports figure: Phil Jackson "Zen Master."

Favorite NBA team: Denver Nuggets.

Hobbies/Special Interests: Guitar, fishing, hiking..

Not many people know this, but I: went to a military school.

My greatest moment in sports was: state championship junior year or conference tournament freshman year (at UM).

The best player I ever faced was: Mitch McGary.

The thing I like best about Montana basketball is: My teammates' positivity.

The thing that impresses me about Coach Tinkle: His willingness to work on player's deficiencies.

My advice to youngsters is: Enjoy working on your game; have fun!

My future goals are: all-conference, conference champions, national champions.

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