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Brandon Martin

  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 232
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Miami, Fla.
  • Previous School USC Upstate
  • High school Cardinal Newman
  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 232
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Miami, Fla.
  • Previous School USC Upstate
  • High school Cardinal Newman

Brandon Martin Bio

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Prior to joining the Gamecocks, played three seasons at USC Upstate, averaging 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 56 career games for the Spartans
  • Junior season with the Spartans was cut short due to injuries
  • Scored a career best 23 points behind nine made field goals vs. VMI (Dec. 29, 2019) during sophomore campaign
  • Began college career with a six-point performance vs. South Carolina (Nov. 6, 2018) at Colonial Life Arena, while also blocking one shot and collecting a steal in the matchup
  • Played high school basketball at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, earning all-state and all-region honors during prep career
  • A member of the 500-rebound club at Cardinal Newman
  • Averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game during senior season¬†
  • Spent a post-grad year at St. Thomas More School (Connecticut)

PERSONAL

  • Son of Frank, and stepmother, Anya, Martin and mother, Kimberly Hicks
  • Has three brothers, Kameron, Justin and Christian, and two sisters, Amalia and Ariel
  • Father, Frank, is the head men’s basketball coach for the Gamecocks
  • Mother, Kimberly, played college basketball at FAU, and then played professionally in Venezuela, Israel and Germany
  • His advice to young people is “keep working hard and don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do things!”
  • Lists Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Lebron James as his favorite professional basketball players
  • His favorite vacation destination is Dubai
  • An interdisciplinary studies major