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Nevada's Cody Martin lifts stock with another good showing at NBA Combine

Cody Martin
Cody Martin is competing in the NBA Combine. (NBA)

Cody Martin certainly didn't hurt his stock this week in Chicago.

First, the Nevada Wolf Pack alum played well enough in the G League Elite Camp to get invited to the NBA Combine. And then he put up solid numbers and scrimmaged well in that setting, bettering his performance from last season.

During the first scrimmage of the NBA Combine on Thursday, Martin did what he usually does, which is fill up the stat sheet. In 19 minutes of action, Martin tallied five points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes. He made 2-of-6 shots, including 2-of-2 from three, while posting a plus/minus of plus-15.

In Friday's second scrimmage, he was more assertive on offense and finished with a team-high 16 points to go with six rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes. Martin made 7-of-14 shots, including 0-of-2 3-pointers, and sank 2-of-3 free throws. While his team lost 85-82, Martin posted a plus/minus of plus-13, the best on his team.

Martin also tested well, finishing third among the participants in lane agility and seventh in the shuttle run. Below are his 2018 combine numbers followed by his 2019 combine numbers. (Here are how Martin's number stacked up to other Wolf Pack players historically.)

Height: 6 feet, 4.75 inches/6-4.75 (same)

Weight: 188.6 pounds/192.2 (up 3.6 pounds)

Body fat: 5.45 percent/5.0 (down 0.45 percent)

Wingspan: 6 feet, 10 inches/6-10.25 (up 0.25 inches)

Hand width: 8.5 inches/9 (up 0.5 inches)

Standing reach: 8 feet, 6.5 inches/8-6.5 (same)

Lane agility: 10.64 seconds/10.44 (0.20 seconds faster)

Shuttle run: 3.05 seconds/2.99 (0.06 seconds faster)

Three-quarter sprint: 3.09 seconds/3.26 (0.17 seconds slower)

Standing vertical: 29 inches/28 (1 inch lower)

Max vertical: 36.5 inches/35.5 (1 inch lower)

Martin put up solid stationary shooting numbers, hitting 80 percent of his shots from four areas (college top key, college break left, NBA top key, NBA break right), 60 percent from five areas (NBA break left, NBA corner right, college break right, college corner left, college corner right) and 40 percent from one area (NBA corner left). In the non-stationary drills, he shot 50 percent on 15-footers off dribble right and off dribble left, 75 percent on 15-footers off the dribble top of the key and 58.1 percent from 15 feet on the move.

Martin's cumulative shooting at last year's combine was 62.8 percent, so his mark of 64.9 percent this season was improved.

Martin was ranked by ESPN as the 98th-best prospect in the 60-pick draft entering the combine, but after a good showing this week, he could be moving up those boards. Nevada hasn't had a player selected in the NBA draft since 2010 when Luke Babbitt went in the first round and Armon Johnson in the second round, both ending up with the Portland Trail Blazers.


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