Coming off a strong summer competing for The Force, Colorado Springs 2018 forward Luke Martin is picking up interest and offers from a host of NCAA Division II programs as he heads into his senior year.

A 6’7 forward, the Cheyenne Mountain product is a versatile player that can play the 2, 3 or 4 spot, can rebound, play above the rim and has developed into a knock down shooter from behind the 3-point arc.

A year ago, he led the Indians in scoring (14.4 PPG), rebounding (7.3 RPG) and was second on the team with 38 3-pointers made. He says competing for The Force and on the NY2LA circuit has helped him expand his game throughout the offseason.

“Over the summer this being my last AAU year definitely helped me learn to just play hard every game without looking at the score,” he says. “My coach helped me grow into a better dribbler and decision maker.”

Martin has drawn interest from most of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and has an offer from Colorado Christian and says he has plans to visit the school soon.

First however is a senior season with Cheyenne Mountain, a squad that has high expectations as they return nearly all of its top players.

“We made it to the second round so this year should be a great year for us,” Martin said. “Our team is still young but they are quick learners and I expect a high seed into the playoffs.”

Martin says his dad has been the biggest influence on his basketball career to date and he has guided him on the court since he was a youngster.

A fan of the Golden State Warriors, Martin says he enjoys watching Steph Curry and Klay Thompson play together.

“Thompson is someone who I try to play like since we are almost identical in size and also a bit in playing style,” Martin said. “His shooting form is gorgeous. One of the things I love about watching him is that his confidence is always high. Even though he may have missed four previous shots he doesn't let that affect his next shot.”