Irish's Scott Martin getting 6th year


Notre Dame forward Scott Martin has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA and will play again for the Irish next season.

Martin, who averaged 9.5 points last season as the Irish went 22-12, transferred to Notre Dame in June of 2008 following his freshman year at Purdue. After sitting out the 2008-09 season as a transfer, Martin missed the entire 2009-10 season with a torn knee ligament.

Martin has started all 66 games he has played for the Irish the last two seasons and averaged 9.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. He has a degree in history and computer applications and is currently enrolled in graduate school. The NCAA earlier rejected a sixth season for Notre Dame's Tim Abromaitis.

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