IRVINE, Calif.—(Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai`i women's basketball
forward Kamilah Martinaveraged a
double-double over three tournament games to claim her first Big West Women's
Basketball Player of the Week accolade.
Martin led the Rainbow Wahine to a 2-1 record in the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow
Wahine Invitational posting 13.7 points and 10.7 rebounds on 50.0 (15 of 30)
percent shooting from the floor. For her efforts, Martin earned a spot on
the all-tournament team, her third such honor this season.
The 6-0 junior from Oakland, Calif. began the tournament with 14 points, seven
rebounds and two steals in a 52-33 win over LIU Brooklyn. She made 6-of-12
shots in just 24 minutes of action. She then notched her fourth double-double
of the season with 12 points and a season-high 15 rebounds in a thrilling 65-63
overtime victory against Cincinnati. With the 15 boards, she passed former
UH great Kim Everett (747) for fourth all-time in career rebounds with 751.
She followed the Cincinnati game with her second straight double-double
performance, corralling another 10 rebounds with a game-high 15 points in a
heartbreaking 44-43 loss to Alabama in the tourney's championship game. Martin
now has 761 career rebounds and continues to rank second in school history in
rebounds per game average (11.0). Martin was 4-of-8 floor shooting and
7-of-9 efficiency from the line against the Crimson Tide.
Martin has 34 career double-doubles and has led the Rainbow Wahine on the glass
in every game this season. Over the last two seasons in the Western Athletic
Conference, Martin earned two WAC Player of the Week awards--one as a freshman
and one as a sophomore.
This season, Martin leads UH with 15.2 points and 10.1 rebounds through UH's 11
games. She also leads UH with 21 assists, 12 steals and has gone to the free
throw line a team-high 71 times, making 46 of them.
The Rainbow Wahine open their Big West Conference season on the road at Cal
State Fullerton on Jan. 3 and then head to UC Riverside on Jan. 5.
Others nominated: Devin Hudson (Long Beach State); Sydnee Fipps (UC
Davis); Camille Buckley (UC Irvine), Natasha Hadley (UC Riverside)