College basketball newcomer spotlight: Meet Nevada transfers Caleb and Cody Martin
This season Nevada became the first Mountain West school to be ranked in the AP Top 25 since the spring of 2015. With the help of NC State transfers and twins Caleb and Cody Martin, the 23rd-ranked Wolf Pack have built on their success from last season (28-7 overall, 14-4 MWC, NCAA tournament appearance) to the tune of an 18-3 start.
One of the two Martin twins, who are listed as 6-7, 205-pound forwards, leads Nevada in minutes, points, steals, blocks, field goal percentage and 3-point percentage.
Caleb Martin, the younger of the twins by one minute, is averaging a team-high 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game on 49.8 percent shooting. He has made 46 percent of his 3-point attempts this season. Cody Martin is tied for third on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game with 6.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.7 blocks per game. He's shooting 52.7 percent from the field.
The redshirt juniors sat out last season after transferring from NC State, where they played for two seasons. Both players have enjoyed breakout seasons in 2017-18. Caleb Martin has improved his scoring average 8.2 points per game from his sophomore season in 2015-16 and Cody Martin has more than doubled his scoring, from six points per game to 12.8.
Nevada is currently alone in first place in the Mountain West with a 7-0 conference record, ahead of second-place Boise State (6-2).