Getting to Know U: Junior Kemery Martín
Utah's Kemery Martín enters her third season with the Utes. She has appeared in 52 career games with 26 starts. During her sophomore season, Martín earned Pac-12 All-Conference honorable mention honors. She averaged 11.1 points and 2.5 rebounds during her sophomore season. She scored a career-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting against Arizona State. During her freshman season for the Utes, she played in 31 games. She reached double-figures in four games as a freshman, including a season-high 15 points, twice against Oregon and Stanford. Martín has scored in double-digits in 17 games in her career.
Martín recently caught up with UtahUtes.com to chat about why she is looking forward to this season, what made her fall in love with the game, and her dream job after graduation.
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Q: When did you start playing basketball? Who was your favorite player growing up?
A: I started in 3rd grade. I didn't have a favorite player, and I still don't just have one favorite. People said I played like Kevin Durant, so I like him.
Q: What about the sport of basketball made you fall in love with it?
A: I love the creativity in basketball. Being able to build your skill but having endless knowledge about the game interested me the most.
Q: What about the University of Utah made you want to continue your career here?
A: The people here.
Q: What has been your favorite part about playing basketball at Utah so Far?
A: Being able to learn and grow and get better on a personal level.
Q: Who in your life has been the most influential in getting you where you are today?
A: My dad, who was my coach growing up, helped me with my game the most, and now he's one of my biggest cheerleaders.
Q: What is your dream job and why?
A: I love animals, so anything involving animals.
Q: What was it like growing up in your hometown? Any specific memories that stand out?
A: My community is fantastic. I remember practicing basketball for hours growing up in a church gym with my siblings and dad. That's where most of my skills developed.
Q: What is your favorite basketball moment growing and why?
A: Travel AAU basketball during the summertime will always be my favorite basketball memory. I was about to travel and see so many different places and be with people I love and play the sport I love.
Q: What is something people might not know about you?
A: I like art, and I'm not that bad at drawing.
Q: What are you most looking forward to this season?
Q: What is it like playing in the Jon M. Huntsman Center?
A: Let's say it's a feeling I will never forget.
Q: What is your favorite moment as a Ute?
A: There are many moments but probably doing community service with the team to give back to the community.
Q: How appreciative are you for our fans?
A: Beyond appreciative, they bring the energy and the excitement to each game, and it's something our team looks forward to.
Q: If you could tell our fans one thing, what would it be?
A: Thank you for the excellent support, and I really can't wait to see your faces again back in the Huntsman!
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