When Jamar Samuels was asked to name his favorite freshman on the Kansas State basketball team Monday afternoon, it didn’t take him long to come up with an answer.
“Martavious Irving,” he said. “He’s a defender and just gets after it. I love those types of players that bring energy to the team.”
What impresses Samuels, a sophomore forward, most about Irving, though, is his ability to make three-pointers with or without the help of 20/20 vision.
During K-State’s most recent media session, Samuels said that when Irving came off the bench to hit two three-pointers against UNLV on Dec. 12, he was not wearing his contact lenses.