Grizzlies Exercise Third-Year Contract Option on Jarell Martin

Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced the team has exercised the third-year contract option on forward Jarell Martin. Martin is now signed through the 2017-18 season.

Martin (6-10, 239) competed in 27 regular season games (zero starts) during his rookie season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes for Memphis after being selected by the team in the first round (25th overall) of the 2015 NBA Draft. He did not appear in the Grizzlies’ opening-night victory on Oct. 26 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The 22-year-old also competed in 10 games (six starts) last season for the Grizzlies’ NBA Development League affiliate, the Iowa Energy, and averaged 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 28.9 minutes.

A native of Baton Rouge, La., Martin played two seasons (2013-15) at Louisiana State University, appearing in 65 games (57 starts) for the Tigers, and averaged 13.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 30.7 minutes while earning consensus First Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore. He guided the Tigers to the postseason in both of his seasons at LSU, including the 2014 National Invitation Tournament and the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

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