(Kansas City, Mo.) – The UMKC men’s basketball program announced the signing of Kansas City product Martez Harrison on Thursday. The point guard played at a prep school last season in Brewster Academy of New Hampshire, after a high school career at University Academy in Kansas City.
“We are extremely excited to have Martez join our family,” UMKC Head Coach Kareem Richardson said of his first signee, “He has great leadership skills and will have the ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor.”
5-11 * 185 * Point Guard
Kansas City, Mo. * Brewster Academy (N.H.) * University Academy H.S. (Mo.)
Harrison led Brewster Academy to a 32-6 overall record (team went 27-3 in his starts)… He averaged 10 points and 5.5 assists per game while hitting 59 percent from the floor and 71 percent from the free throw line, playing for head coach Jason Smith… During his career at University Academy in Kansas City, he was a two-time first-team all-state selection and left as the all-time leading scorer in both a season and career… He also has the school record with 58 points scored in a game… As a senior he averaged 34 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals per game while being selected first team all-district and helping the squad to an 18-10 mark… He was the team captain for two seasons, and earned a spot in the Missouri vs. Kansas All-Star Game as a senior as well… During his junior season, Harrison put up 27.5 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals per outing, garnering first-team all-district accolades… He was also a first-team all-district pick and the District MVP as a sophomore, averaging 18.3 points four boards, four assists and two steals per outing… He played his AAU basketball for the KC 76ers for four seasons, winning the Fab 48 in 2011… Academically, he was on the Honor Roll at University Academy in 2010-11.
Season tickets for the 2013-14 men’s basketball campaign are on sale now. For more details and to become a ‘Roos season ticket holder, visit the men’s basketball ticket information page or call the UMKC ticket office at (816) 23-KCTIX.