April 20, 2016

Cade Martin First Signee for the 2016-17 Bobcats

Cade MartinSchool of the Ozarks senior Cade Martin signed a letter of intent today, April 20, to continue his basketball career as a Bobcat at College of the Ozarks.

Martin played for the School of the Ozarks’ Patriots the past two seasons. Prior to this, he played basketball, football, and baseball as a freshman and sophomore at Longmont Christian High School in Longmont, Colorado. 

Martin was a key component of the Patriot’s offense during the 2015-16 season, where the Patriots made an extraordinary run to the state quarterfinals. He provided an average of 11.7 points and 4.5 assists per game. He also grabbed 2.1 steals and collected 2.4 rebounds per game. The 5?8" point guard shot 46 percent from the 3-point line and 55 percent from the field. During his high school career, Martin tallied an impressive 1,146 points.

Martin’s basketball accolades include the following:  Mark Twain Conference First Team and Class I District 4 All-District Selection, 2014-15 and 2015-16; Branson Tri-Lakes News All Tri-Lakes Team, 2015-16; Mile High League 2nd Team, 2013-14, and Honorable Mention, 2012-13. 

“We are excited that Cade Martin has decided to become a Bobcat,” said College of the Ozarks Head Coach and Athletic Director Steve Shepherd. “He is a tremendous basketball player, who was instrumental in the School of the Ozarks basketball team’s success these past two seasons. Cade is a winner on and off the floor. We are fortunate to get a player who comes from a winning program and knows what it takes to be successful. Cade will be a tremendous asset to the C of O community.”

Pictured:  Cade Martin with parents Jerry and Andrea Martin (front) and Athletic Director/Head Coach Steve Shepherd (back)