LSU gets even more versatile with Martin 

November, 1, 2012
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First-year LSU coach Johnny Jones didn't have to travel far to land his third commitment from the ESPN 100. Local power forward Jarrell Martin (Baton Rouge, La./Madison Prep), Louisiana’s top-ranked player and the No. 14 prospect in the nation, said yes to the Tigers, eschewing offers from Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Alabama and St. John's. Martin joins power forward Jordan Mickey (Arlington, Texas/Prime Prep Academy) and point guard Tim Quarterman (Savannah, Ga./Johnson) as Top 100 players on the Tigers. Add in Australian post Deng Deng, and Jones has put together a terrific incoming class oozing with talent.

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Courtesy of Scott KurtzLSU signee Jarrell Martin is having a monster senior season.
The best word to describe this class is versatile. And that's significant as the Tigers will have to duke it out with the top-five recruiting classes rivals Kentucky (No. 1) and Florida (No. 3) have heading to the SEC.

Jones implores his teams to play fast and get out on the break to score as many easy baskets as possible. In the half court, Jones will spread the floor and attack with an inside-out approach. With his length and skill, Martin should fit that offense very nicely. The 6-foot-7 post is also capable of defending both forward positions in various schemes, including switching situations and traps.

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