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Former Runnin’ Utes Guard Ian Martinez Announces Commitment To Maryland

Utah Utes guard Ian Martinez (2) drives to the basket during the college basketball game between the Utah Utes and the USC Trojans on January 2, 2021 at Galen Center in Los Angeles, CA. The game was played without fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah men’s basketball guard Ian Martinez announced his commitment to the Maryland Terrapins.

The former Runnin’ Utes freshman announced his decision to leave Utah for Maryland on Tuesday, April 20.

Martinez enter the NCAA Transfer Portal in early April.

“The journey continues,” Martinez tweeted. “LET’S GET IT.”

About Ian Martinez

Ian Martinez spent one season with the Utah basketball program, which was a free year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The JSerra Catholic High School product had a bright future at Utah and showed signs of brilliance late in the 2020-21 season.

He had a terrific game against USC in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, scoring a career-high 18 points. Verbal Commits first reported the news of Martinez entering the portal.

In 25 games played this past season, Martinez averaged 5.2 points in 15.8 minutes per game. Coming out of high school, Martinez was a four-star recruit, leading JSerra to the CIF Southern Section semifinals.

His father Henry finished his second season as an assistant coach on Larry Krystkowiak’s staff. Once Krystkowiak was fired in March, it was unknown if new head coach Craig Smith would retain Henry.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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