Martin to Sacred Heart in 2017
Jaecee Martin won't be going to prep school after all.
The Weaver graduate, who finished his high school career with one of the more decorated resumes in recent CIAC history, had planned to attend Woodstock Academy this fall alongside his brother Chaylyn, who had previously committed to Sacred Heart in the class of 2018.
Now though, Jaecee will head to Sacred Heart a year earlier than his brother as he has committed to the Pioneers in the class of 2017.
Martin was named the Hartford Courant's Boys Basketball Player of the Year last year, averaging 18 points per game while also leading the state in both assists and steals according the the Courant. He also had the distinction of leading Weaver to three consecutive appearances in the stats finals from 2014 to 2016.
More recently, Martin duplicated that success in the Under Armour Association, again ranking among the very best in assists and steals, while playing against some of the top competition in the country with the Connecticut Basketball Club. He also measured an incredible 33 inch vertical, showing that what he may lack in size and length, he more than compensates for with explosiveness.
"Jaecee Martin is one of the most fierce competitors I've ever met," Weaver and CBC head coach Reggie Hatchett said. "His heart and his motor allows him to compete at the highest of levels. Sacred Heart got themselves a game who will find a way to achieve at the same level he did in high school and AAU."
Martin's pledge marks the third Weaver product to commit to a division I school in recent years following Chaylyn and KeAndre Fair, who committed to Coppin State earlier this spring following his post-graduate year at Putnam Science Academy.