Surgery wasn’t on Caleb Martin’s itinerary for his first week of college. The freshman from Mocksville wants to be ready for the basketball season in November, though, so he underwent surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot on Saturday. His mother, Jenny Bennett, said her son, ranked No. 62 in the class of 2014 by ESPN, suffered the injury last summer. “He knew it was something that needed to be done,” Bennett said. “He just wants to get back to 100 percent and be ready for the season.” Martin, a 6-foot-7, 190-pound wing, played through the injury last season as a senior at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. His rehabilitation will take 8 to 10 weeks, according to the release the school sent out Sunday. Martin and his twin brother Cody are two of the three top-100 recruits signed by Wolfpack coach Mark Gottfried in this year’s recruiting class. Forward Abdul-Malik Abu, No. 32 in the ESPN rankings, joins the Martins in the class, which ESPN rates as the 18th-best in the country.
NC State basketball freshman Caleb Martin undergoes foot surgery
Raleigh News & Observer | Jun 30