Update on Malik Martin

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November 26, 2014 by Seth Rubinroit

Darion Clark (Seth Rubinroit/Galen Central)

Darion Clark (Seth Rubinroit/Galen Central)

By Seth Rubinroit

After USC defeated Cal State Fullerton, 53-49, coach Andy Enflied drew attention to his team’s offensive struggles, specifically from his big men.

“We are a better defensive team than an offensive team,” Enfield said. “Somebody needs to step up and make shots.”

That “somebody” can only be one of the three big men that the Trojans are relying on with Malik Martin injured: Darion Clark, Nikola Jovanovic and Strahinja Gavrilovic.

Since Martin’s injury, the high-flying Clark has seen increases in his average minutes (29.7 vs. 23.7), points (10.3 vs. 7) and rebounds (9.7 vs. 6).

Jovanovic is only shooting 37.3% from the field, but he had his best game of the season against Cal State Fullerton (13 points and 11 rebounds).

Gavrilovic has provided hustle and energy off the bench.

Fortunately for the Trojans, Martin’s injury is not as severe as originally feared. The official diagnosis is a “bone contusion in his right knee,” and he is listed as week-to-week.

And help is on its way for next season:

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