LSU had two players named Monday to the national All-Sophomore team for the upcoming season by Athlon Sports.
Jordan Mickey was a first-team pick, while Martin was a third-team selection as the publication broke down players by class for the 2014-15 season.
Mickey was one of four SEC players named to the group’s first All-Sophomore team.
Of Mickey, Athlon editors said: “Mickey joined exclusive company by becoming only the second player in LSU history with 100 blocked shots in a season. The other is Shaquille O’Neal. After averaging 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds, Mickey will team with fellow sophomore Jarell Martin for what could be the Southeastern Conference’s best frontcourt duo.”
Joining Mickey on the first team were Kentucky’s Andrew and Aaron Harrison, Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Arkansas’ Bobby Portis.
Martin had a strong second half to his freshman season and averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds a game. He and Mickey were named to the All-SEC freshmen team a year ago.
Mickey was also a first-team All-SEC pick along with former LSU standout Johnny O’Bryant III, a second-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Vanderbilt forward Damian Jones, a former Scotlandville High School standout, joined Martin as a third-team All-Sophomore selection.