Former Purdue greats to be recognized by IBCA.
Cuonzo Martin is in his eighth year on the Purdue coaching staff.
He was promoted to associate head coach in September of 2007.
After a four-year professional career, Martin completed his bachelor's degree in restaurant, hotel, institutional and tourism management at Purdue in the summer of 2000.
Martin, who graduated from Lincoln High in East St. Louis, Ill., and attended New Hampton Prep School in New Hampshire, came to Purdue in 1991. He finished four years later as one of the finest Boilermaker players ever. He currently ranks 11th on Purdue's all-time scoring list with 1,666 points, good enough for a 13.1 average in his 127 games played.
His best year was his senior season, when he averaged 18.4 points per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the floor, 46.9 percent from three-point range and 79.9 percent from the free throw line.
Martin was an emotional leader for the Boilermakers, as well as a long-distance specialist, compiling a 179-for-390 (.459) mark on three-pointers his last two years after going 0-for-7 from long range his first two seasons. He led the Big Ten in three-point shooting as a senior and was fourth in scoring while helping the Boilermakers to their second of three consecutive outright Big Ten titles. He also was named to Dick Vitale's All-Defensive team in 1995. During Martin's four years, Purdue was 90-37, including 54-12 the last two years, with a pair of conference titles.
Martin played professional basketball for four years, with brief NBA appearances with the Milwaukee Bucks (twice) and Vancouver Grizzlies. He spent most of his playing time in the Continental Basketball Association and Europe. He was team captain and leading scorer for three seasons with the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Hoops and was leading scorer for the Felize Scandone team in Avellino, Italy, in 1997.
Martin and his wife, Roberta, have two sons, Joshua and Chase, and a daughter, Addison.
A Look At Associate Head Coach Cuonzo Martin
Birthdate: Sept. 23, 1971
Hometown: East St. Louis, Ill.
High School: Lincoln
College: Purdue `00 (B.A.)
Children: Joshua, Chase and Addison
NBA- Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks
CBA - Grand Rapids
Europe - Avellino, Italy
West Lafayette H.S., Assistant Coach
Purdue, Assistant Coach
Purdue, Associate Head Coach