Kenyon Martin Jr. Biography

May 10, 2020
First published on:May 10, 2020
by John Max

Facts of Kenyon Martin Jr.

Birth Name Kenyon Lee Martin Jr.
Birth Place West Hills, California
Famous Name Kenyon Martin Jr.
Father Kenyon Martin Sr.
Mother Lydia Moore
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Player
University attended IMG Academy
School attended Chaminade College Prep and Sierra Canyon
Girlfriend Yes

Kenyon Lee Martin Jr., a.k.a. Kenyon Martin Jr. is a basketball player who played for the IMG Academy. The son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin Sr., Martin Jr. has declared for the 2020 NBA draft. Kenyon Lee Martin Jr., a.k.a. Kenyon Martin Jr. is a basketball player who played for the IMG Academy. The son of former NBA player Kenyon Martin Sr., Martin Jr. has declared for the 2020 NBA draft.

West Hills, California native Kenyon Martin Jr. was born on January 6, 2001, under the star sign. Further, he holds an American nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background. 

2020 NBA Draft Prospect and Future Salary

Forgoing his basketball scholarship at Vanderbilt, Kenyon Martin Jr., 19, has declared for the upcoming draft, announcing the decision on Instagram. Sporting News' NBA Draft expert, Sam Vecenie didn't have Martin in his two-round mock draft on March 19, though that was before he declared for the draft.

Kenyon Martin Jr. won't wind up as the No. 1 overall pick like his father, Martin Sr. was 20 years ago, but he's one step closer in following father's professional footsteps. 

Kenyon Martin Jr. announced for the 2020 NBA Draft SOURCE: Bleacher Report

Martin could pop for teams in his predraft workouts, and he may already be on the radar of NBA scouts. But from the outside looking in, it seems as though his decision to bypass college did not have a significant positive impact on his draft stock. Further, NBA Scouting prospects him for being in 2nd round to undrafted.

Now talking about projects salary, even if Martin Jr, goes pick as late 2nd draftee, he will have his annual salary in a million. Reportedly the 2nd round late draftee has the three years contract worth $4,198,912, earning annually $1,399,637.

Is Kenyon Martin Jr. Dating? Know His Personal Life

The only personal thing known about Martin Jr is he is dating. The teen basketball player shared a picture with his bae on His Instagram, captioning love. But there is no much information regarding his love life. The is aware of how to maintain his personal life far from the media's eyes.

Kenyon Martin Jr. with his girlfriend SOURCE: Instagram @kenyonmartinjr

Except for basketball, there is no news and information about him. Regarding his physique, he stands 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 215 lb (98 kg). 

Son Of NBA Veteran

Martin's father Kenyon Martin Sr. was selected first overall in the 2000 NBA draft and played in the NBA for 15 years for New Jersey Nets (2000–2004), Denver Nuggets (2004–2011), Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2011), Los Angeles Clippers (2012), New York Knicks (2013-2014), and Milwaukee Bucks (2015). Moreover, 2004 NBA All-Star started The Kenyon Martin Foundation and has been active in support of non-profit The Stuttering Foundation of America since 2005. 

Kenyon Martin Jr. and father Martin Sr. SOURCE: The Undefeated

The relation between Martin Jr with his father has always been great and always supportive. Martin Sr. told he supported his son's decision to skip college and go professional: "I just asked him was he sure. A lot of emotions go into that thought process. The more that I thought about it, I understood. I understand my son well. It wasn't something that was far-fetched. I let him know everything that goes into this decision. We took about a week to make sure he still wanted to do it."

What's more, in 2016, Martin Jr's father tied the knot with his girlfriend, Shakira Watson on a luxurious yacht off the coast of Miami, where the bride walked down the aisle in a black dress and veil, dismissing the usual white option. The marriage was attended by the family, friends, and relatives including Martin Sr's son, Martin Jr and his Kamron, and  Cierra Reign.

Matter of fact, Martin Jr's father and mother, seperated a long time ago. In 2019, Kenyon Martin showed his disagreement regarding paying the same amount of child support as he did when he played in the NBA and wants the amount to be more in line with his current financial situation. 

Kenyon Martin Jr's father and mother SOURCE: BlackSportsOnline

The former couple agreed on a contract where Kenyon paying $3,000 a month in child support, which Kenyon wants to revise based on his current income.

High School and Post High School Career

Intially, Martin Jr, enrolled at Chaminade College Prep. Further, he is a recipient of a three-star recruit from Sierra Canyon School who played alongside Scotty Pippen Jr. and Cassius Stanley. There, he averaged 16.7 points and 9.8 rebounds per game for the back-to-back California Open Division champions.

Originally, Martin committed to play for Vanderbilt prior to opting for a postgraduate year at IMG Academy. He averaged 20 points and eight rebounds per game at Academy, which helped him to draw praise for his athleticism. Furthermore, he had 37 points at the National Prep Showcase and demonstrated an improved jump shot.

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