HELENA — Brady Martin is headed to the next level. Martin signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play basketball for the University of Providence Argonauts.
The Helena Capital product noted the distance from Great Falls to Helena as a major advantage when making his decision.
“It’s a nice school, it’s close to home, I‘ve heard lots of good things about it, and coach (Steve) Keller is a great coach,” Martin said. “Being close to home is a good reason why I chose Providence and I‘ll come back to Helena a lot and visit my family and watch games down here.”
In his senior season, Martin was a captain for the Bruins, averaging 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Helena Capital head coach Guy Almquist noted his captain made strides on and off the court.
“Brady has come a long way in the last year, as a testament to what hard work can do for you. When I think about Brady, I think about someone who is really young, still a 17-year-old growing into himself and he’s emotionally maturing and physically maturing,” Almquist said. ” I think he brings to (Providence) an individual with a lot of room for growth.”
Martin joins an Argos program that went 18-12 in Keller’s first year at the helm, finishing with a 9-9 record in the Frontier Conference. Martin will team up with former crosstown rival Connor Murgel of Helena High, who signed with the Argos earlier this year.