Miami Heat #16
Position: Small Forward
2021-2022 Season Stats
Salary: $6,479,000

Caleb Martin was born September 28, 1995 is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Martin played college basketball for the North Carolina Wolves and the Nevada Wolves. He is Cody Martin’s twin brother. He was named the 2017-18 Mountain West Player of the Year by league coaches.

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Caleb Martin Early life High school career

Martin, a 6-foot-5 (1.96 m) small forward from Moxville, North Carolina, plays basketball with twin brother Cody Martin for prep powerhouse Oak Hill College. Caleb Martin and his brother played three seasons at Davie County High School in Moxville before playing in Oak Hill. He also played football as a freshman in high school. The pair committed to North Carolina State for coach Mark Gottfried.

College career

Martin averaged 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds as a sophomore. After that season, the Martin twins opted to move to Nevada to play for coach Eric Musselman. So, they’ll play for the North Carolina Wolves and the Nevada Wolves.

After missing the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Martin qualified the following year. In his debut season, he averaged 19.5 points per game, was named Western Conference Player of the Year by league coaches, and was named Rookie of the Year by coaches and league media. Martin shared the Player of the Year honor with Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, who received the MW Media Edition award. Martin led the Wolves to a regular-season championship and a top-25 finish. Caleb Martin and his brother then led the team to the 2018 NCAA Tournament, returning to the Sweet 16 with double-digit wins over Texas and Cincinnati. After finishing their junior seasons, both Martin and his brother entered the 2018 NBA Draft and the NBA Draft Combine that year, yet both decided to return for their senior seasons.

Entering his senior season, Martin was named the Mountain West Player of the Year in the preseason. Martin averaged 19.2 points, 2.8 assists and 5.1 rebounds. Martin led Nevada to a 29-5 (15-3 MW) record. Martin’s college career ended in a 61-70 loss to Florida in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After the season, Martin was named to the All-West First Team along with teammate Jordan Caroline.

Professional career

Charlotte Hornets (2019–2021)

After being unselected in the 2019 NBA Draft, Martin signed with the Charlotte Hornets on July 31, 2019. He joins brother Cody, who was selected in the 2nd round of the draft. On Oct. 19, 2019, the Hornets converted Martin’s contract to a two-way contract. Later that same day, Martin agreed to a multi-year contract with the Hornets that was converted to a standard contract. On October 25, 2019, Martin came off the bench in a 121-99 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves with 4 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.

Martin received his first assignment at the Greensboro Swarm, the Hornets NBA G League affiliate on November 27, 2019.

Martin was waived by the Hornets on August 7, 2021.

Miami Heat (2021–present)

On September 14, 2021, Martin signed a two-way contract with the Sioux Falls Sky Force with the Miami Heat. The Heat converted Martin’s contract to a standard contract on February 15, 2022.

On July 6, 2022, Martin signed a three-year, $20 million extension with the Heat.