Player Bio: Maylana Martin :: Women's Basketball  

  Maylana Martin
Maylana Martin
Player Profile

Perris, CA

High School:
Perris HS



UCLA - Second-highest vote getter in the pre-season Naismith Player of the Year award standings … Named pre-season Player of the Year by the Women's Basketball News Service … Pre-season All-American by several publications … Has excellent hands in the post and quick moves around the basket … Outstanding in transition and the running game … Has one of the best all-around games in the country, as evidenced by her point, rebound and steal totals … Her size and quickness combination is rare in today's game … Her career scoring average of 18.3 ranks fourth (behind Denise Curry, Rehema Stephens and Natalie Williams) all-time at UCLA for players who have participated in at least 50 games …Ranks seventh at UCLA on the all-time blocks list with 58 … Ranks eighth on the all-time school rebound list with 683 … Her career field goal percentage of .544 rates fourth-best all-time at UCLA … Her career free throw percentage of .726 rates ninth-best all-time at UCLA … Underwent back surgery to correct a disk problem in May.

1999 - Voted UCLA's second-ever Pac-10 Player of the Year (Natalie Williams was the first in 1994) … One of 10 finalists for the Naismith National Player of the Year award … Kodak All-American … Second-team All-America selection by The Sporting News and Women's Basketball News Service; third team by Associated Press and Women's Basketball News Journal … Named to the NCAA All-West Regional team … Finished the season with 1595 career points to rank 6th all-time at UCLA (5th is Ann Meyers, 1685) … Has scored in double figures in 83 of her 87 career games and has at least 20 points in 34 career games … Her 565 points scored last season ranked ninth on the all-time school list … Led the Pac-10 in scoring (18.2 ppg) and was second in rebounding (9.4 rpg); also fourth in field goal percentage (54.1%, 205-379), sixth in steals (74) … Her 154 made free throws were the most ever made by a UCLA player in a single season … Scored a career-best 38 points and 18 rebounds at USC (2/20/99) and captured her second Pac-10 Player of the Week award of the season … After being named MVP of the Rainbow Wahine Classic (11/27/99), she earned her first conference Player of the Week award … Recorded 12 double-doubles, including a 23-point/18-rebound performance against West Virginia and a 30-point/18-rebound showing against North Carolina … Ended the season having scored in double figures in the last 30 straight games.

1998 - Selected to the Kodak All-District team and was a finalist for the All-America team … Named a third-team All-American by AP and the Women's Basketball News Service … Named first-team All-Pac-10 for the second straight year … Joined the 1,000 point club (16th Bruin member) with a season-ending total of 1,030 to rank 16th on the all-time UCLA career scoring list … Became only the third Bruin to record 1,000 points by her sophomore season … Her 546 points rank 12th on the all-time season list … Her 134 free throws made rank third on the all-time season list …Scored in double figures in all 29 games … Ranked third in the conference in scoring and rebounding and fifth in blocks and in field goal percentage … Her fifth double-double of the season vs. USC (14 points and 10 rebounds) helped the Bruins to their first win at USC since March of 1991 … Her fourth double-double of the season (27 points and 12 rebounds) powered the Bruins to a win in Oregon for the first time since March of 1992.

1997 - Leading scorer (17.8) and team captain for the USA Junior National team, which captured its first-ever gold medal in Brazil in the summer of 1997 … She scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in leading the U.S. to an overtime win over Australia in the championship contest … Martin scored at least 20 points in four of the seven U.S. tournament games … Named the USOC Athlete of the Month for July … Became UCLA's second straight Conference Freshman of the Year … Also named to the All-Pac-10 first team … Led the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.559) … Fifth in the conference in scoring (17.9), seventh in steals (2.4) and free throw % (.747) … Set a school record with an 11-12 shooting performance from the field vs. Texas Tech … With 484 points, she finished third on the all-time UCLA scoring list for a freshman (#1 Denise Curry - 610; #2 Necie Thompson - 514) … Established a UCLA freshman scoring record with her 33-point effort vs. Washington (3/6/97) … Also set a freshman mark with four 30-point games … Had six double-doubles on the year … Named all-tournament at the Pac-10/Sun Belt Conference Challenge … Her scoring average ranked 64th in the nation, the fourth-highest mark by any freshman in the 1996-97 season … Scored in double figures in 24 of the 27 games.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered four years in basketball at Perris High for coach Marvin Williams … Played with the 1996 USA Junior National team in Mexico for a team coached by Penn State's Rene Portland … She averaged 7.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in helping lead the U.S. into the gold medal game versus Brazil … As a prep senior, she was named a first-team Parade Magazine All-American … Rated No. 1 post player in the country by Blue Star Report … USA Today second-team All-American … Named Cal-Hi Sports California State Player of the Year in '96 … Selected CIF Division II Co-Player of the Year along with fellow Bruin Melanie Pearson … One of five finalists for State Player of the Year honors … '95-96 pre-season Super 25 USA Today selection and pre-season Street & Smith prep All-American … Named Riverside County Player of the Year for four straight seasons by the Press-Enterprise … Selected Inland Empire Player of the Year four straight seasons … Three-time league MVP … Chosen Gatorade Circle of Champions California State Player of the Year in '96 … Led the State in scoring as a junior and senior … Scored a career-high 52 points vs. Moreno Valley in '95-96, one of three games in which she scored at least 50 points … Led team to the CIF Southern Section Division II semifinals and a 24-3 record as a senior … Selected to play in the WBCA High School All-America Game … As a junior, she averaged 33 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocks … Her sophomore season, she averaged 24 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks … Averaged 17 points, 17 boards and four blocked shots as a freshman … Also lettered in volleyball (three years) for coaches Michelle Gainer and Paul Akahoshi and in track (two years) for coaches John Hanzlik and Barney Carnegie … Named all-league and MVP in volleyball and all-league in track.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Maylana Lynn Martin … Born: April 17, 1978 in Honolulu, HI … Parents: Lowell and Mary Martin … Has a brother (Lowell, a junior basketball and football player at Perris HS) and a sister (Laurie, a sophomore at UCLA) … Hobbies include going to the beach, playing pool, going to barbecues and playing basketball … Lists winning the gold medal at the 1997 Junior World Championships as her greatest athletic thrill … Admires Dennis Rodman's passion for rebounding … Is a first-degree black belt in tae kwon do … Owns eight dogs, two cats, two geese, two ducks and a snake … Her family also has a steer and a pig … Lists English as her favorite class … Career goal is to play professional basketball … Sociology major.

Career Highs
38 at USC (1/20/99)

18, last at USC (1/20/99)

5, last vs. WSU (2/25/99)

7, last vs. Arizona St. (2/16/97)

4 vs. North Carolina (11/28/98)

FGs made:
14 at Cal (2/14/98)

3-pt FGs made:
1 vs. Oregon State (1/8/99)

FT Made:
15 vs. Kentucky (3/15/99)

42 vs. Notre Dame (11/30/97)

9, last vs. Arizona (2/14/97)