Esmery Martinez

  • Height: 6' 2" 

  • Position: Power Forward (4)

  • Nationality: Dominican Republic

  • Birthday: May 1, 2000

  • College: Arizona


Esmery Martinez STATS

2023-2024: Arizona (Pac 12 – D1 – Starting 5) 

11.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.2 apg, SPG: 2, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 26.1, FT: 78.1%

2022-2023: Arizona (Pac 12 – D1 – Starting 5) 

10.5 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, SPG: 1.6,FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 71.2%

2021-2022: West Virginia (Big 12 – D1 – Starting 5)

11.3 ppg, 8.8 rpg, 1.7 spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 40%, FT: 73.3%

2020-2021: West Virginia (Big 12 – D1 – Starting 5)

13.6 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 1.9 spg, FGP: 49%, FT: 75.4%


Scouting Report

Esmery is a high-level, outside-inside stretch 4 that is very skilled. She can take her defenders off the bounce, shoot the ball from distance with ease (beautiful shooting stroke) and post up with equal proficiency. She is a great athlete that can run the floor like a guard. Defensively, she can guard positions 2-4 equally well. She slides her feet really well and has quick hands. Averaging close to 2 steals per game every season, she is a high level defender that any team will benefit from having.

FIFTH YEAR (2023-24):

  • • All-Pac-12 Team Honorable Mention
    • All-Pac-12 Team (Media)
    • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention
    • Pac-12 Player of the Week (Feb. 26, 2024)
    • Played in 33 games, starting in 32
    • Averaged 11.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game
    • Leading rebounder and second-leading scorer on the year
    • Her rate of 2.0 steals per game was second-best on the team
    • Finished the season second in the Pac-12 in steals per game
    • Averaged the third-most minutes on the team, playing 27.5 per game
    • Had 7+ rebounds in nine of Arizona’s last 12 games
    • Scored in double figures in 18 games, including a trio of 20-point performances
    against Oregon State and California
    • Tallied four double-doubles on the year, including an 18-point, 15-rebound
    performance against Arizona State
    • Nearly had a triple-double at California with 20 points, nine rebounds and seven assists
    • Shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the field in the NCAA First Four matchup against Auburn for
    14 points in addition to seven rebounds and five steals
    • Scored 17 points and had nine rebounds in the win at Stanford

SENIOR (2022-23):

  • • All-Pac-12 Team Honorable Mention
    • Katrina McClain Award Top 10 List
    • Scored her 1,000th career point against UT Arlington on Dec. 21
    • Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound against Cal on Feb. 12

    • Totaled 274 rebounds on the year for the eighth-most in a single season in program
    • Averaged a team-leading 8.6 rebounds per game, the ninth-best season average in the
    Arizona record book
    • Her 8.6 rebounds per game ranked seventh in the Pac-12
    • Started all 32 games
    • Recorded eight double-doubles for the most on the team
    • Finished second in the Pac-12 in offensive rebounds with 97
    • Ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in steals per game with 1.6
    • Nearly had a triple-double against Cal with 15 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists
    • Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the field against CSUN for 15 points
    • Poured in a season-high 21 points in the home win over Arizona State and additionally
    grabbed 10 rebounds
    • Had a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds) in the NCAA Tournament First Round
    game against West Virginia
    • Gathered 15 rebounds on four different occassions
    • Recorded the third-highest field goal percentage on the team, making 50.6% of her
    • Totaled the second-most blocks on the team with 19
    • Was one of four Wildcats with 50 or more steals over the course of the season
    • Finished the year averaging 10.5 points per game, the third-most on the team
    • Led the team in rebounding in 22 games and totaled 11 double-digit rebounding


  • • 2021 All-Big 12 Second Team
    • Totaled a team-leading 254 rebounds on the season and averaged 8.8 per game
    • Tallied 10 double-doubles, bringing her career total to 25
    • Racked up 327 points during the year, the most on the Mountaineer squad
    • Averaged 11.3 points per game, the second-best mark on the team
    • Started 28 of West Virginia’s 29 games
    • Led the team in rebounding in 19 games
    • Posted her first double-double of the season against Kennesaw State in the second
    game of the year with 13 points and 12 rebounds
    • Notched a career-best 26 points against Oklahoma alongside 10 rebounds
    • Made 11 field goals against Oklahoma, tying her career high
    • Scored 18 points and got 11 boards in West Virginia’s second-round Big 12
    Tournament matchup against Iowa State


  • • 2021 All-Big 12 First Team

    • Started all 29 games for the Mountaineers
    • Finished the season with a team-high 335 rebounds for the the fifth-best in program
    • Averaged a double-double in 2020-21, with 13.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game,
    the best mark on the team
    • Finished in double-figure scoring 22 times, including three 20-point games
    • Hauled in double-digit rebounds in 18 games, including 20 or more boards in three
    • Her three 20-plus rebound games are the most by a Mountaineer in a single season
    since 1985
    • Tallied 15 double-doubles, the most by a WVU player since 1994
    • Posted a double-double streak of seven games from Dec. 13, 2020, to Jan. 16, 2021
    • Opened the season with her first career double-double, notching 14 points and 15
    rebounds against Fresno State on Nov. 27
    • Her 17-point, 22-rebound double-double against UNA was the best double-double
    performance by a Mountaineer since 1986
    • Her 11-point, 21-rebound performance against JMU began her streak of seven
    consecutive double-doubles
    • During that stretch, she averaged 13.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game; also tallied
    three games of 15 or more rebounds during that streak
    • Posted a career-high 23 points  TCU on Jan. 30, the first 20-point game of her career
    • Her 24 boards at KU tied for the fourth-most by a player in a game in program history
    • Tallied a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double in WVU’s 59-50 win over Oklahoma State
    in the Big 12 Championship semifinal on March 13
    • Posted her final double-double of the season in the NCAA Tournament against Lehigh
    on March 21, tallying 16 points and 11 rebounds.


  • • Played in all 29 games
    • Averaged 5.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per game
    • Led West Virginia in rebounding 12 times
    • Made her Mountaineer debut against Saint Francis, scoring nine points and hauling in
    eight rebounds
    • Posted her first double-digit rebound game (11) against Presbyterian
    • Tallied her first double-figure scoring performance against Coppin State, finishing with
    10 points
    • Scored a career-high 15 points against New Mexico, while shooting 60 percent from
    the field
    • Hauled in 10 or more rebounds in back-to-back games, with 10 against Oklahoma and
    15 at Baylor
    • Finished with 12 points and seven rebounds vs. Iowa State
    • Posted her fourth double-digit rebound game against Texas Tech with 10
    • Scored 12 points on 75 percent shooting at Iowa State
    • Tallied a career-high 16 rebounds at Texas Tech


  • • Averaged 18.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game during her career at
    Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    • Helped the program finish as the runner-up at the 2018 Geico High School Nationals
    Tournament, earning all-tournament team honors for her performance
    • Named the 2017 MVP of the girls’ camp of Basketball Without Borders Americas
    • Rated as the No. 49 overall player by espnW
    • Ranks at No. 8 in the nation among post players
    • Came in at No. 25 overall by the All-Star Girls Report
    • Ranked at No. 16 at her position by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report
    • Represented the Dominion Republic as a member of the junior national team