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Kevin Martin Biography & Wiki 2017
Kevin Dallas Martin Jr. was born on 1 February 1983, in Zanesville, Ohio USA, to Marilyn and Kevin Martin Sr., of African-American descent. He is a former professional basketball player, best known as a shooting guard for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Minnesota Timberwolves in the National Basketball League (NBA).
A valuable shooting guard, how loaded is Kevin Martin now? Sources state that Martin has established a net worth of over $24 million, as of early 2017, earned largely during his basketball career from 2004 to 2016.
Kevin Martin Net Worth $24 million
Martin grew up in Zanesville, along with his brother, where he attended Zanesville High School, finishing in fourth place in the Ohio Mr. Basketball voting in his senior year. He then gained a full scholarship to enroll at Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, joining the school’s basketball team, the Catamounts. He went on to set a college career-high 46 points against Coastal Carolina as a sophomore, and then 44 points against Georgia as a junior, becoming the fourth all-time on the school’s scoring list with 1,838 points. He finished his three-season college career averaging 23.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
Following his remarkable performances at Western Carolina, Martin was selected as the 26th overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2004 NBA Draft – his wealth began to grow. He went on to remain six seasons with the team, becoming one of the best scorers in the NBA, averaging 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, all career highs, in his third season. He helped the team to win against the Orlando Magic, as one of only two players in the history of the NBA to score at least 20 points in a game with only one field goal made. The team re-signed him to a five-year, $55 million deal in 2007, greatly contributing to his net worth, and Kevin went on to become one of the league’s leading scorers with 29.6 PPG that season. Although he suffered several injuries in the following seasons, he managed to achieve some impressive performances, such as scoring a career-high 50 points in a game against the Golden State Warriors, and 48 points against the Memphis Grizzlies.
In 2010 Martin was traded to the Houston Rockets, scoring a season-high 45 points against the Portland Trail Blazers in the following year. His performances dropped after suffering an injury in 2012, and later that year he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, remaining one season with the team, but still adding to his net worth.
In 2013 Martin joined the Minnesota Timberwolves, signing a four-year, $28 million deal that significantly improved his wealth. He went on to score 30 points including 5-5 three pointers against the New York Knicks in his first season with the team.
After being waived by the Timberwolves in a buyout agreement in 2016, Martin joined the San Antonio Spurs, further expanding his net worth. Later that year, he retired from professional basketball. Martin’s 13-year career in the NBA established him as one of the most valuable scorers in the league, and brought him a significant level of fame and a sizable fortune as well.
Speaking about his private life, Martin has been married to Jill Arnold since 2011. The former player has been involved in philanthropy too, having participated in the Basketball Without Borders Program, and Habitat for Humanity in South Africa in 2007.
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Kevin Martinez Quick Facts
|Birth date:||February 1, 1983|
|Birth place:||Zanesville, Ohio, United States|
|Profession:||American basketball player|
|Education:||Western Carolina University|
|Parents:||Kevin Martin Sr., Marilyn Martin|
Kevin Martinez Filmography
|The Closer||2015||completed||Brian Ramirez|