LSU's Martin, Mickey find new teams in NBA Draft

LSU's Martin, Mickey find new teams in NBA Draft
LSU's Jarell Martin, predicted to be drafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.
LSU's Jarell Martin, predicted to be drafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - LSU's two All-SEC power forwards are taking their game to the next level.

Jarell Martin and Jordan Mickey, both sophomore forwards for the LSU Tiger's declared for the 2015 NBA Draft after helping LSU reach the NCAA tournament.

Martin was first off the board, going to the Memphis Grizzlies with the 25th overall pick.

NBA analysts projected Martin as a late first round pick. The 21-year-old PF measures in at 6'9" tall with a 6'9" wingspan and 2'11" vertical. He averaged 16.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.7 apg, 2.8 spg, 35.0 mpg, .510 FG, .275 3PT, .690 FT as a sophomore last season.

Martin earned first-team All-SEC honors and finished third in the league in scoring, rebounding and field-goal percentage.

LSU's Jordan Mickey went in the second round to the Boston Celtics. Mickey, a 20-year-old PF, measures in at 6'8" and possesses a 7'2" wingspan and 3'1" vertical.

Mickey earned first-team All-SEC honors while leading the SEC in rebounding and the nation in blocked shots. His stats make him seem like a first-round talent, but NBA analysts say he is a "tweener" and may not be fast enough to guard a small forward or big enough to guard a power forward.

He averaged 15.4 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 1.3 apg, 3.3 tpg, 0.9 spg, 3.6 bpg, 34.9 mpg, .504 FG, .111 3PT, .646 FT last season at LSU.

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