Aug. 6, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Irish senior guard Scott Martin (Valparaiso, Ind.) will embark on a nine-day European tour with the East Coast All-Stars for a tour of Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France, from August 6-15.
The team, consisting of 12 players from across the country, will play as many as five games during the tour. In addition to Martin, the squad will be comprised of Nick Russell (Kansas State), Lewis Jackson (Purdue), Bryan Dougher (Stony Brook), Will Kelly (Lycoming), Sebastian Sabella (Lycoming), Jamar Samuels (Kansas State), Tommy Benton (Stony Brook), Jeff Peterson (Arkansas) and Keith Wright (Harvard). Guy Rancourt, the head coach at Lycoming College, will serve as the head coach, while Mike Jones, the head coach at DeMatha High School, will be the assistant coach.
The squad’s first two games will be played on Aug. 8 and 9 when it takes on the Switzerland National Team. When the team heads to France, it will face French club teams in Chalon, Bourg and Paris, are slated to play three games from Aug. 11-15.
In addition to playing the five games, Martin and his teammates will enjoy touring Geneva and Paris and will pay visits to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre and will take cruises on Lake Geneva and Seine River.
Martin missed the entire 2009-10 campaign after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) on Oct. 1, 2009. He sat out the entire 2008-09 campaign after transferring to Notre Dame from Purdue in June 2008. Martin played in 32 games for the Boilermakers during the 2007-08 campaign and averaged 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds.
“I’m excited for Scott that he has this opportunity to play some games and practice before the start of our season,” head coach Mike Brey says. “I’m sure that he is anxious to get back out on the court and see how his knee feels after playing a game. It’s been more than two years since he has been on the basketball court in a competitive situation.”