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August 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM

UPDATED: UW recruit Josh Martin transfers to Bothell from Seattle Prep

Josh Martin, one of the state’s top basketball prospects, has transferred to Bothell, according to ESPN’s Husky Nation. The 6-foot-8 Martin will pair with guard Zach LaVine, a UCLA commit and starter for Bothell, to form one of the state’s best tandems.

Martin played with LaVine and Perrion Callandret, another piece of Bothell’s team, on the AAU team FOH.

“I know we have chemistry already,” Josh Martin said, “and I think it’s going to be a good tandem between us”

Martin, a junior forward, started at Seattle Prep for two years, but his mother, Debbie Martin, told the Times that the family relocated for financial reasons and couldn’t afford the tuition at Seattle Prep. Earlier this month, Debbie Martin said the move “is not a basketball-motivated situation”

“Leaving a school like Prep is tough because there is such a family environment,” Martin said. “There aren’t a lot of students. Everyone was real close. I loved it. It was a tough decision we had to make, but in the end it had to be made.”

Martin already has an offer from Washington and is ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 2 prospect in the state of Washington (Rivals and Scout don’t have rankings or stars available yet).

LaVine is four-star prospect according to Rivals.com while Callandret is receiving interest from several schools.

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