Former Sheboygan South basketball player Dylan Martens is having a standout season for UW-Sheboygan.
He not only helped the Wombats win their first East Division championship in the Wisconsin College Conference since 2000, the 6-foot-7 sophomore was voted the the league’s divisional player of the year after setting numerous school records and averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds per game.
Martens set Wombats’ single-season scoring, rebounding and free-throw shooting records, and he also is the all-time leader in total rebounds entering the conference tournament this past weekend.
He also set new marks for most points (39) and field goals (20) in a game at UW-Sheboygan, which owns a three-year streak of having a winning record for the first time since 1986.
Two Sheboygan North graduates, sophomore Quentin Beaudoin and freshman Steve Sokolowski, made the all-WCC East Division second team.
“After last season learning and playing behind our sophomore captain bigs Alex Antonie (6-foot-8, Sheboygan Falls) and Nature Serketich (6-9, Sheboygan North), Dylan has flourished in his role as leader of this team,” UWS coach William Greenwood said. “He did everything we asked of him in the offseason with his physical training. He improved his free-throw percentage to 80%. He improved his play around the basket and his discipline on defense. Dylan never lets up and his effort and heart are always the highest it can possibly be.
“I cannot be more proud of what Dylan has accomplished this season. … He is a role model in his attitude and his hard work in the classroom. Dylan is going to be highly successful in his life. I am very excited to see all he accomplishes professionally and all the people he inspires and leads in his future. He inspires everyone on the team, including us coaches, to always be at our best.
“Dylan will be missed and never forgotten as one of the greatest Wombats to ever put on the jersey.”