Burlington’s Demartinis Makes Choice
Burlington High School (MA) and Mass Elite guard Chris Demartinis has committed to Nichols College. His commitment is pending acceptance of his application to the college.
A standout in the Middlesex League, Demartinis was the starting point guard on a Burlington squad that included three other college players last year – Shane Farley (WPI), Christian Mornewick (St. Joe’s ME), and Mickey Lyons (Nichols).
Demartinis is also a longtime product of the Mass Elite AAU program, initially joining the club in 2010 as a 7th grader. This past spring/summer season was a very productive one as he gained recognition for his performances at the Hoop Mountain Spring Classic, NEAAU Super Regionals, and Northeast Hoops Festival.
As a result, he was heavily recruited by a number of division III college programs throughout New England, before ultimately deciding on Nichols and head coach Tom Glynn.
"Chris doesn't know how to fail. His competitive fire burns so deep," Mass Elite head coach and program director Eric Polli said. "For the past six years Chris has never disappointed me, he is a true warrior that leaves it all on the court.”
While Demartinis is a versatile playmaking guard, who can get into the lane and convert with pull-ups or floaters as well as he can find the open man, his best attributes may actually be his intangibles.
“His most distinct quality is his toughness,” Polli said. “Chris has a backbone of steel and will make any team that he is on a heck of a lot better.”
Below are highlights from Demartinis’ junior season at Burlington: