Boys’ basketball: K.J. Martin, son of NBA’s Kenyon Martin, is making progress at Chaminade

Chaminade sophomore making progress

K.J. Martin is a 6-foot-6 sophomore at West Hills Chaminade who didn’t play high school basketball as a freshman. He briefly attended Oaks Christian, then was home schooled before enrolling at Chaminade this fall.

But the son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin certainly has the skills and genes to develop into a standout. His father played 15 years in the NBA.

Martin had 14 points and four blocks on Wednesday night in Chaminade’s 75-57 loss to Windward. It was his third high school game. He had a dunk, made a couple of threes and showed he has some versatility in his game.

Martin’s father even jumped up from the bleachers after one play in which Martin was fouled but didn’t score.

“When I see him get out of his seat, I know I’m doing well,” Martin said.


Martin is 15 and says he’s still growing. And father beware, because the son is improving fast.

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