Jarell Martin comes to LSU as one of the most highly touted players on the LSU roster. The McDonalds All-American averaged over 26 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks and 4 assists per game in high school. At 6'9" 241 lbs he is built like a post player, but has the ball skills to play on the perimeter. The most likely candidate to start at the 3 spot, Martin is a mismatch waiting to happen.

Jarell Martin has great touch around the rim and can dunk with force or finesse, however he is also able to step out and stretch the defense. Martin has a nice step back jumper that he gets out of his hand very quickly. With his height, he can shoot over other 3's with relative ease.

Defensively, Martin doesn't bring the prowess of Jordan Mickey, but Martin is quick enough and long enough to be a nuisance to opposing players. Add Martin's ability to locate the ball and rebound and you have an above average defensive player.

Even as a freshman, Martin garners respect from his teammates with pure love of the game. He keeps a smile on his face and it's obvious he truly appreciates what the game has given him. With only a few years of team basketball experience, he is still learning the game, however he is physically gifted and is one of the hardest workers out there.

While LSU's season doesn't lie on the shoulders of this freshman, Martin has the ability to bring LSU to the next level of success. His skill set paired with his size can make him nearly impossible to defend. He will have some growing pains, but his ability is unquestionable.
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