Transfer sophomore guard Ian Martinez suffered a meniscus tear in his knee during a recent summer workout. He underwent a successful surgery earlier this week and is expected to make a full recovery and return to the court in two to three months.
NEWS: Sophomore Ian Martinez underwent successful surgery this morning (June 16) on a torn meniscus in his knee. The injury was sustained during a recent summer workout. He is expected to return to action in 2-3 months.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) June 16, 2021
The transfer guard from Utah was a consensus four-star recruit coming out of high school. Martinez is a native of Costa Rica, stands 6-foot-3, and weighs in at 181-pounds. He saw action in 25 games as a true freshman at Utah, averaging 15.8 minutes per game over the courts of the season. He averaged 9.7 points over the team’s final six games, scoring a career-high 18 points against USC in a PAC-12 tournament loss that ended the season.
Martinez committed to Maryland on April 20 after entering the transfer portal earlier that month. His departure from Utah followed the firing of head coach Larry Krystkowiak who employed Martinez’s father as an assistant coach for the past two seasons. Ne Utes head coach Craig Smith was unlikely to retain Martinez’s father.