#31 Milli Martinez
G 5-8 So. Imlay City, Mich./Imlay
Versatile guard who can play the point or off-guard position … Came on strong toward the end of her rookie campaign … Fighting for a more expanded role this season.
1998-99 (FRESHMAN SEASON)
Athletic guard appeared in all 27 games her rookie season … Made one start at Duke on Jan. 7, 1999 … Showed steady improvement throughout the course of the season … Scored a career-high 17 points behind 8-of-10 shooting in Tech’s 94-60 road win against Chattanooga on Dec. 16, 1998 … Scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds vs. Samford in the first round of the Georgia Tech/Atlanta Marriott Northwest Classic on Nov. 27, 1998 … Matched her career rebounding high with seven against the taller NC State Wolfpack on Jan. 28, 1999 in Atlanta … Scored seven points each at home vs. No. 17 Virginia and at Maryland in Tech’s last two games of the regular season … Closed out the year on a high note vs. No. 13/14 North Carolina in the first round of the ACC Tournament, scoring 10 points in 23 minutes.
Two-time all-state selection … Helped lead Imlay City to a 79-12 record during her career … Finished with 2,135 career points, becoming just the second Flint, Mich.-area player to reach the 2,000-point plateau … Averaged 26.6 points, 14.4 rebounds, 6.7 assists and four steals while leading Imlay to a 19-2 record and the MAC Blue Division Championship as a senior … Named to the all-state Dream Team, all-Metro team and All-East team by the Detroit News … Was the all-state Class B First Team Captain by the Detroit Free Press … Unanimous selection to the Associated Press Class B girls’ basketball team … Finished third in the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Miss Basketball Award voting … Graduated with a 4.0 grade point average … Averaged 23.0 points, 13.7 points and 5.5 assists as a junior … All-State Class B First Team, all-East First Team and all-Metro Second Team by the Detroit News … Averaged 22 points and nine rebounds as a sophomore … Earned honorable mention distinction on the 1994 Associated Press all-State team as a freshman … Also was an all-state shortstop in softball … A Detroit News all-Metro softball selection as a junior after setting a single-season school-record for hits (75) and batting .563 with four home runs, 38 RBI and 29 stolen bases to help Imlay earn a No. 15 ranking by USA Today … Graduated with a 4.0 grade point average.
Milagro Martinez was born May 25, 1980 in Warren, Mich. … Is the daughter of Juan and Deborah Martinez … Majoring in management … Has two sisters, Kelly and Ana … Milli’s cousin introduced the game of basketball to her at age 9.