Kirill MartynovThe three-star big man from Canada is committed to Georgia Tech and will sign up early for the upcoming 2022-2023 season, he told 247Sports.
“This year in 2022, I will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology,” Martynov said.
The 6-foot-11, 210-pound center who plays at a high school in Lawrenceville, NJ, has pledged to play for the Yellow Vests in programs including Wisconsin, Northwest, and Missouri.
“I think as soon as I came to visit, I felt a family atmosphere,” he said of why he chose Georgia Tech. “The staff is great as are the players and I can see myself there long term. The trainers did a workout with me and I immediately saw the amount of development that goes into their workouts and the exact details they put in so I could see me getting better and becoming a really good person myself.”
Martynov is one of many players recently reclassified, which is very common among Canadian prospects, and shared his thoughts on his decision to sign up for the upcoming season.
“I think looking at where I want to be in the long run, in terms of playing at a professional level, I think this leap and playing in college a year earlier than in high school will be a lot better for my development.” , – he said. “Playing against the best guys in college at the Division I level and going through the weightlifting regiments this year will better prepare me for becoming a professional in the future.”
This spring and summer, Martynov averaged 14.0 points and 9.4 rebounds with UPlay, shooting 67-of-147 (45.9%) from the field this spring and summer, according to Synergy Sports Tech.
“I think I bring a lot of energy and will always look to get lost balls and rebounds, just a lot of small things, and also bring versatility to my height,” he said of what he will bring to the program. “I think being a seven-foot center forward who can play on the wing with a pretty consistent jump shot, I can use that versatility to bring a lot of benefits to Georgia Tech.”
Martynov joins Freds Pauls Bagatskis, Javon Franklin, and Lance Terry in the Georgia Tech 2022 intake.