Lightning Strikes Twice: FAU's Alijah Martin Electrifies Florida

Lightning Strikes Twice: FAU's Alijah Martin Electrifies Florida
Lightning Strikes Twice: FAU's Alijah Martin Electrifies Florida

Florida Atlantic transfer Alijah Martin has committed to play at Florida next season.

"I wanted to stay in the South to play in the SEC, the strongest conference in America," Martin said. "I wanted a chance to be a primary ball handler and compete for a national title, at a program known for NBA talent and developing players for the next level."

Martin, a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility, said he committed to coach Todd Golden and the Gators over Michigan, Alabama, Arkansas, Ole Miss and USC.

Martin was a catalyst of FAU's Final Four run in 2023, being named to the all-tournament team after several electric performances, including a 26-point, 7-rebound outburst in a narrow loss to San Diego State in the Final Four.

He was an all-conference selection in each of the past three seasons and averaged 13.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in 2023-24, helping Florida Atlantic return to the NCAA tournament.

Martin is a career 37% 3-point shooter and a tenacious defender who has autho

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