Jarell Martin arrived in Maccabi in the summer of 2022 after winning the Australian NBL with Sydney Kings. He is a big forward who showcases great timing, athleticism and good shooting ability from long range. Prior to joining Maccabi, he hit 37.5% of his three point attempts in the regular season, and increased that accuracy to 45%. He averaged 16 points and 7.9 boards per game in the regular season, while bumping his numbers to 16.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per game in the final series.
Martin was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on May 24th, 1994. He stood out in high school and was quickly spotted by LSU recruiters, who brought him in to play for the Tigers. In his second season in college, he reached 16.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per game, and registered for the 2015 NBA Draft. Memphis took him with the 25th pick, and he began his pro career with the Grizzlies.
The power forward played three seasons in Memphis, going back and forth between the NBA and G-League. In his third season in Tennessee, Martin provided 7.7 points and 4.4 boards per game, starting in 36 out of 73 games. In 2018 he moved to Orlando, all in all playing in almost 190 NBA games. In 2019, Jarell departed the NBA and went to China, where he briefly played for the Shenzhen Aviators.
After another short stint in the G-League, Martin found a new home down under when he signed with the Sydney Kings. In his first season in Australia, he emerged as one of the top players in the league with 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 40% from deep. Last year, as mentioned, he helped the team to its first title in 17 years, while stepping up big in the money time. Martin scored 22 points, grabbed no less than 17 rebounds and reached 36 PIR in the finals' decider.