Thursday, May 23, 2013


Melvin Ralph Martin was born on August 14, 1994 in Minneapolis, Minn. Martin has one brother, Demetrius. He is Korean and African American.

Melvin has always been involved in sports. He started playing basketball in the fourth grade.  

He will graduate from Hopkins high school in June of 2013. He is undecided on where he wants to go to college but he does want to play basketball in college.

Martin wants to own his own business, or become a coach or a sports broadcaster.

His best sports memory is playing with his brother Demetrius, who also played at Hopkins high school.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family and collecting shoes. He also likes to listen to a bunch of different types of music. Martin also has a funny side to him as he makes people laugh while he hangs out with his friends.

Martin’s favorite part of basketball is, “Coming together as a team through the ups and downs, and because it takes five to succeed”.  

Martin described his game as, “Pass first, shoot second. I’d rather do the little things like taking charges, setting picks and dive for loose balls than to score or get a dunk.”

I have seen Martin play basketball and he does know the game. He is fun to be around on and off the court. Martin is a fierce competitor on and off the floor. Overall he is a good person. 

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