Utah has kept a highly sought-after in-state recruit, and for the Utes, it’s a rarity.
Over the weekend, Corner Canyon guard Kemery Martin announced she has committed to the Utah women’s basketball team and coach Lynne Roberts. Utah, under Roberts, currently has no Utah prep products on its roster and hasn’t since former Springville star Malia Nawahine (who has since transferred to BYU) was on the team two years ago.
Martin, a 6-foot guard who is listed as a four-star recruit by ESPN, had more than 30 offered scholarships before choosing the Utes. She had narrowed her list to Pac-12 programs Utah, Washington, Oregon State and USC. Eventually, the Utes won out. Martin announced her commitment on Twitter on June 16.
“I’ve decided to continue on to play at the University of Utah! Thank you to all who have supported me. Thank you to those that have given me awesome opportunities and have believed in me. I look forward to the future! Go Utes,” Martin wrote.
As a junior, the Charger guard averaged 20.8 points per game, while grabbing 5.5 rebounds and supplying 4.1 assists per game. Martin, who played at Alta her freshman and sophomore seasons before transferring to Corner Canyon, was an All-Tribune team selection this year.
“She’s an inside-outside type of player, super-athletic,” Corner Canyon coach Jeramy Acker said of Martin. “She’s creative and aggressive, but playful.”