Tynice Martin,the 5’11 Redshirt Senior Guard from Atlanta, GA, was absolutely sensational for the West Virginia Women’s Basketball team last year. She averaged 17.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. She also shot 84% from the foul line and 42% from 3 point range.
Martin, who gave up an opportunity to be drafted in the WNBA to return for her Senior season following a disappointing 56-54 NIT loss against Northwestern, was suspended indefinitely by West Virginia University on August 4th. Although specific details were not given, WVU released the following statement:
“West Virginia University women’s basketball senior guard Tynice Martin has been suspended indefinitely due to a violation of team rules.”
Now, according to Justin Jackson of WV Metro News, Martin has been arrested for domestic violence.
WVU's suspended basketball star Tynice Martin was arrested for domestic violence, also had a possession citation last year, according to Justin Jackson, Metro News. #wvu
— Bob Hertzel (@bhertzel) August 23, 2019
During Martin’s announcement that she would return for her Senior season, she boldly claimed that she wanted to be considered “one of the best players to ever play at West Virginia University.” While she has all of the potential in the world, becoming one of the best players to ever play at the Coliseum continues to get more and more challenging with all of her off the court issues.
Hopefully, Martin has not played her final game as a Mountaineer. Stay tuned to Mountaineer Sports and we will provide more details as they become available.