Year Inducted: 1995
Schools / Organizations:
Harvard High School
Streator High School
Jamie Martin helped lead Harvard High School (29-3) to a fourth-place finish in the 1985 Class A state basketball tournament. Martin was the leading scorer and rebounder for the tournament. His .656 shooting percentage was the third best in the 24-year history of the small school tourney.
Martin was named to the 1985 all-tourney teams by both the Associated Press and United Press International. At the end of the season, Martin was accorded all-state honors by the AP and UPI, the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and the Chicago Sun-Times.
Martin closed out his high school career by being selected the 1985 Class A North most valuable player in the IBCA All-Star game.
Martin attended Lewis University on a basketball scholarship from 1985-89. While at Lewis, Martin played in 113 consecutive games and started every game his last three years (86). Martin scored 1,090 career points. His .899 free throw percentage as a senior set the Lewis school record and was the fifth best in NCAA Division II at that time.
Martin averaged 17.9 ppg as a Lewis senior and 7.7 rpg. Martin was selected all-Great Lakes Valley Conference as a senior. All three years, Martin was a conference all-academic choice. As a senior, Martin’s greatest honor came when he was named GTE Academic All-America first team for Division II.