Buffs sign transfer from Lee University

  MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (June 15, 2004) Javan Martin, a 6'1, 205lb. sophomore guard at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., has signed a letter of intent to transfer to Milligan College and play his final two years of eligibility in basketball for the Buffaloes. Milligan head coach Tony Wallingford made the announcement.
  Martin, a former standout at Chattanooga Arts and Sciences High School, was selected three times to the All-District team. As a senior, he earned All-District honors and was tabbed All-Region and Second Team Chattanooga Free Press All-City. He averaged 18 points and 9 rebounds per game in his final season for Coach Mark Dragoo at Arts and Sciences.
  Martin made the decision to transfer because of the abundance of guards in the Lee University program. Robbie O'Bryan, a former Milligan basketball standout for Coach Wallingford and current assistant coach at Lee, made the recommendation. While O'Bryan was sorry to see Martin leave the Lee program, he recommended him very highly as a quality person and player.
  "Javan brings experience, strength and versatility to our wing positions," Wallingford said. "He is physically able to take the ball to the basket effectively, yet possesses a nice shooting touch to keep the defense honest. He actually played post in high school but has developed nicely in the Lee program at his natural position as a wing player. We're excited to have him join our program."
  Martin will pursue a degree in communications at Milligan. He is the son of Greg and Brenda Martin of Chattanooga.