One of Northern Nevada’s favorite pairings is returning to Reno this weekend to host their inaugural basketball camp.
Caleb and Cody Martin, who led the Nevada basketball team to unprecedented heights during two seasons with the Wolf Pack, announced Monday they’ll be in Reno on Saturday and Sunday to host a youth basketball camp for kids aged 6-13.
The camp will be held at the Truckee Meadows Boys & Girls Club on East Ninth Street. Registration is $125 and does not include lunch. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
According to a flyer made for the camp, instruction will include “skill development drills and team-oriented games” and “campers will be coached by and instructed by high school level and collegiate coaches.”
The Martin Twins Basketball Camp was first pitched by Caleb Martin on a Twitter post last month, which drew a lot of local buzz. The twins, who just finished their second season in the NBA, have followed through on that idea and will return to the city where they became NBA-level players.
After two seasons at North Carolina State, the Martin twins transferred to Nevada where they won back-to-back regular-season Mountain West titles and earned a pair of NCAA Tournament berths, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2018. In 2019, Nevada reached a program-record No. 5 in the nation. Caleb Martin earned MW player of the year honors while Cody Martin was the conference’s defensive player of the year.
Cody Martin was a second-round draft pick in 2019 by the home-state Charlotte Hornets. Caleb Martin signed an undrafted deal with the franchise and made the 15-man roster with a strong training camp two years ago.
In 2020-21, Caleb averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.7 steals in 15.4 minutes per game this season (53 games, including three starts). He shot 37.5 percent from the field, including 24.8 percent from three. Cody Martin played in 52 games with 10 starts, averaging 4.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.7 steals in 16.3 minutes per game. He shot 44.1 percent from the field, including 27.6 from three.
This will mark the second youth basketball camp held by an NBA player in recent weeks. Ten-year NBA veteran Enes Kanter held a free one-day camp for kids at the Foster Drive Boys & Girls Club. Wolf Pack and NBA alums Ramon Sessions, Luke Babbitt and Armon Johnson also have participated in youth camps in Reno in recent years.