NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL | Ballard Grad Finding Success at Butler

12/19/2016 09:23 PM

Former Ballard High School basketball player Kelan Martin is finding plenty of success at Butler.

In fact, the junior was named this week’s BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week on Monday.

Martin helped lead his No. 18 Butler Bulldogs to an 83-78 upset win over No. 9 Indiana on Saturday at the Crossroads Classic. Martin led all scorers in the game with 28 points after going 9-of-16 from the field.

So far this season, he is averaging 18.6 points per game, which leads the Bulldogs.

cn|2 Sports’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with Martin after Butler’s win over Indiana:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

When he’s not on the air or in the field covering sports, you can likely find Andrew playing golf, watching IndyCar and Formula 1 races, or exploring the state of Kentucky. His favorite sport is open-wheel racing. In fact, he has not missed an Indianapolis 500 since the early 2000s.

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