Tynice Martin

#5 Tynice Martin

G | Jr. | 5-11 | Atlanta, Ga. | Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy

2016-17 (Sophomore)

  • Team Co-Captain 
  • Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
  • Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America Honorable Mention
  • Became the first Mountaineer sophomore in program history to earn AP and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
  • Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team
  • Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player 
  • Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team
  • WBCA All-Region 3
  • Waco Tribune All-Big 12 First Team
  • Savannah Invitational MVP 
  • Savannah Invitational All-Tournament Team 
  • Big 12 Conference Player of the Week (Feb. 13)
  • NCAA Starting Five (Feb. 15)
  • Finished her sophomore campaign with 651 points (18.6 ppg), 151 rebounds (4.3 rpg), 82 assists (2.3 apg) and 62 steals (1.8 spg)
  • Became only the third sophomore at West Virginia to score 500 or more points in a single-season
  • Her 651 points are sixth-most in a single-season at WVU
  • Tallied double-figure scoring in 33 of 35 games and lead the Mountaineers in scoring 21 times during the season
  • Reached the 20-point plateau 13 times and the 30-point mark on three different occasions becoming the second sophomore in program history to do so
  • Ranked first in the Big 12 with 35.6 minutes played per game, second in scoring with 18.6 points per game, fifth with 2.2 three-point fields goals made per game, fifth with 1.8 steals per game, seventh with an 81.8 free throw percentage and 12th with a 36.5 3-point field goal percentage
  • Nationally, she ranked 10th in field goals attempted (571), 11th in minutes played (1,246), 20th in final points (651), 32nd in field goals made (227), 40th in points per game (18.6 ppg), 70th in three-pointers made (76), 82nd in three-pointers attempted (208), 86th in free throws made (121), 88th in three-point field goal percentage (36.5%), 91st in field goal percentage (48.2%), 117th in three-point field goals per game (2.2), 128th in steals (62), 135th in free throws attempted (148) and 200th in steals per game (1.8 spg)
  • Set multiple WVU single-season marks including: fifth in minutes played (1,246), sixth in points (651), seventh in 30-point games (3), tied for eighth in made field goals (277), ninth in 20-point games (13), 10th in scoring average (10.6 ppg), tied for 10th in made triples (76)
  • Recorded several WVU sophomore single-season marks: first in minutes played (1,246), second in made three-pointers (76), tied for second in games played and started (35-35), third in points (651), third in field goals made (227), third in minutes per game (35.6), fourth in scoring average (18.6 ppg), fourth in 20-point games (13), fifth in free throw percentage (81.8%), sixth in free throws attempted (148) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (36.5%)
  • Scored double-figures in first 21 games of the season and had a 23-game double-digit scoring streak from March 18, 2016 until Jan. 25, 2017
  • Completed the year with a nine-game double-figure scoring streak
  • Tallied 27 points and set a career-high in two blocks in WVU’s win over Howard (Nov. 15)
  • In her return to Georgia, she scored 28 points and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line in the victory over North Carolina A&T (Nov. 22)
  • Had the second-longest free throw streak at WVU with 30 consecutive makes from March 18, 2016 (Ohio State) to Nov. 24, 2016 (Auburn)
  • Led the Mountaineers with 16 points against Auburn (Nov. 24) en route to Savannah Invitational MVP and All-Tournament Team accolades 
  • Led the Mountaineers with 21 points, while dishing out a career-high seven assists and corralling six rebounds against Longwood (Dec. 17)
  • Paced WVU with 21 points, collected a career-high six steals and dished out five assists at TCU (Dec. 29)
  • Inked first career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in the win over No. 20-ranked Oklahoma (Jan. 8)
  • Led West Virginia with a career-high 35 points at Oklahoma (Feb. 7), ranking as the second-best single-game performance by a WVU sophomore
  • Her 14 field goals at OU tied a school sophomore single-game record, while her six three-pointers were third-most
  • Scored 30 points and made a career-high seven three-pointers in the win over Oklahoma State (Feb. 11)
  • Earned Big 12 Player of the Week Honors (Feb. 13) after becoming first Mountaineer since Meg Bulger (2005) to score 30 or more points in back-to-back games
  • Scored a WVU Big 12 Tournament record 29 points, grabbed five rebounds, made four triples and dished out two assists in a win over No. 12 Texas (March 5) in the Big 12 Championship semifinal
  • Scored a Big 12 Championship title game record 32 points and made a career-high 12 free throws in WVU’s Big 12 Championship final victory Baylor (March 6)
  • Named the 2017 Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Player with 82 points and 12 rebounds in three games
  • Her 82 points were the third-most ever in a Big 12 Tournament 
  • Became third-quickest Mountaineer to reach 1,000-points and 34th overall after scoring 26 points including 9-of-10 from the charity stripe vs. Elon (March 17) in the NCAA Championship First Round 

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year
  • Just the second player in program history to earn Freshman of the Year honors, joining Meg Bulger (Big East - 2004)
  • Big 12 All-Freshman Team
  • Twice-named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Jan. 11 and Jan. 18)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year Finalist
  • Waco Tribune All-Freshman Team
  • Completed her freshman campaign with 362 points (10.3), 112 rebounds (3.2 rpg), 54 assists (1.4 apg) and 34 steals (1.0 spg)
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring overall and second on the team in scoring in conference-only contests
  • Led West Virginia with an 80.6 free throw percentage (54-of-67) 
  • Reached double-figure scoring in 19 games and the 20-point plateau twice
  • Led West Virginia in scoring seven times
  • Made 23 consecutive free throws from Dec. 23 to March 5
  • Tied for seventh all-time in program history with 35 games played 
  • Ranked in WVU’s top-10 in multiple freshman single season marks including: tied for second with 35 games played, fourth with an 80.6 free throw percentage, fourth with 347 field goal attempts, fifth-most points in a season (365), fifth with 140 made field goals, seventh with 110 three-point attempts and ninth with 28 made three-pointers
  • Her 10.3 points per game ranked 23rd in the Big 12, while her 11.2 points per contest were 17th in league-only contests
  • Strung together seven points, including a three pointer in her collegiate debut against Delaware State (Nov. 14)
  • Finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 6)
  • Led WVU with 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over Marshall (Dec. 13)
  • Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week for Dec. 14
  • Nailed four three-pointers and finished with 16 points in the win at K-State (Jan. 6)
  • Scored 15 points and dished out a season-high five assists against Texas Tech (Jan. 9)
  • Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week for Jan. 11, first WVU player since Bria Holmes in 2013 to earn that honor
  • At Oklahoma, scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out a pair of assists
  • Paced West Virginia with 18 points against Kansas (Jan. 16), while dishing out two assists and snatching two steals en route to Big 12 co-Freshman of the Week honors
  • Led WVU with 17 points in the loss to No. 4 Baylor (Jan. 30)
  • Went 4-of-8 (50.0%) from the field and finished with 12 points and four rebounds in the win over No. 20 Oklahoma (Feb. 17)
  • Collected a season-best five steals and dished out three assists in the win over TCU (Feb. 24)
  • Netted season-highs of 20 points, nine field goals and a 75.0 field goal percentage in the win over No. 22 Oklahoma State (Feb. 27)
  • Led the Mountaineers with 20 points and matched her season high at the Big 12 Championship quarterfinal against K-State (March 5) 
  • Tied three other Mountaineers with most made field goals in a Big 12 Championship game with eight vs. K-State (March 5)
  • Had 16 points and matched a season-high eight rebounds vs. Princeton in the NCAA Championship First Round (March 18)
  • Again tallied 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the NCAA Championship Second Round contest vs. Ohio State (March 20)

High School

  • Ranked as the 16th-best wing player by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • FullCourt.com listed her as the 22nd-best prospect for the Class of 2015 in the publications’ yearly Fresh 50
  • All Star Girls Report listed her as the 41st-best player in the 2015 class
  • Transferred to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for her senior year, playing under coach Jackie Cowan
  • Helped SACA reach the Georgia Class A Private School Championship in 2015
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution tabbed her the 2015 Class A Player of the Year and first team all-state
  • Named the 2015 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Class A North Player of the Year and a first team All-GACA North Class A Selection
  • Garnered second team honors on the All-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team in 2015
  • Recognized on the All-Metro Atlanta Girls Second Team in 2014 and first team in 2015
  • Played for perennial Georgia high school power Southwest DeKalb for three years
  • Named Class 5A Georgia All-State First Team
  • Garnered DeKalb All-Metro First Team honors
  • Posted 15 points and pulled in 16 rebounds to lead Southwest DeKalb to a state
  • championship over rival Miller Grove in 2013
  • The Panthers finished ranked 22nd nationally during her sophomore season
  • Helped Southwest DeKalb reach the 5A Championship game in 2014
  • Played AAU basketball for the Wallace Prather Atlantic Celtics


  • Daughter of Terry Martin and Trenisha Burnett
  • Birthday is March 26
  • Has three brothers and two sisters
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Her father played basketball at Auburn in the 1980s
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll 
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
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Martin Tabbed WBCA All-America Honorable Mention

By Russell Luna | April 01, 2017

West Virginia University sophomore guard Tynice Martin was named All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Saturday, at the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four in Dallas.

Martin Earns AP All-America Honorable Mention

By Russell Luna | March 27, 2017

West Virginia University sophomore guard Tynice Martin was named All-America Honorable Mention, as announced by the Associated Press on Monday.

Martin Named WBCA All-Region

By Russell Luna | March 23, 2017

West Virginia University sophomore guard Tynice Martin was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 3 team, as announced by the organization on Thursday.