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The Hornets select Cody Martin with the 36th overall pick

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NCAA Basketball: Nevada at Air Force Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

With the 36th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets selected Cody Martin, guard out of Nevada.

Cody Martin spent his two first collegiate seasons at NC State before transferring with his twin brother to Nevada. In his two seasons there, he averaged 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 51.1% from the field and 33.6% from three. He’s got good physical attributes for a wing, standing 6’5.5” in shoes with a 6’10.25” wingspan and solid athleticism.

Martin is another solid all around player, much like Hornets first round pick P.J. Washington. The new front office and coaching staff clearly value versatility and overall skill. It’ll be interesting to see how they continue to piece together the roster moving forward.

This pick is a bit of a surprise, as Martin wasn’t typically mocked in this pick range, but the Hornets did work him out, so there were signs of interest.


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