Three Nevada stars testing NBA draft waters

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Three Nevada stars, twins Caleb and Cody Martin as well as Jordan Caroline, are declaring for the NBA draft but will not be signing with an agent.

This approach keeps open the possibility of the three returning to college for their senior season if they do not like what NBA scouts and executives have to say about his prospects for this summer’s draft. It’s worth noting all three are redshirt juniors.

Like his twin brother Cody, Caleb Martin played two seasons at NC State before transferring to Nevada following the 2015-16 season. In his first year on the court for Eric Musselman’s Wolf Pack, Caleb averaged 18.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, winning both Player and Newcomer of the Year honors in the Mountain West.

Caroline and Cody Martin also received postseason honors from the Mountain West, with the former being a first team all-conference selection and the latter winning Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being a second team all-conference choice.

Caroline, a 6-foot-7 forward who began his collegiate career at Southern Illinois, averaged 17.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game this season. Cody Martin averaged 14.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and a team-high 4.7 assists per game in his first season on the court for the Wolf Pack.

Nevada finished the 2017-18 season with a 29-8 record, winning the Mountain West regular season title for a second consecutive season and reaching the Sweet 16 before falling to Loyola University Chicago.

Of Nevada’s top four scorers three have eligibility remaining, with Kendall Stephens being the exception. Should the Martin twins and Caroline all return the Wolf Pack will once again be the early favorites in the Mountain West, with Lindsey Drew due to be part of the rotation as well after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon late this season.

And with four transfers having to sit out this season per NCAA transfer rules, Nevada will be a deeper team next season. Nevada is ranked ninth in NBC Sports’ Preseason Top 25.