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The Martin twins should make noise as sophomores

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Caleb Martin and Cody Martin, stated simply as the Martin twins for the sake of convenience, could see increased roles in the 2015-2016 season. As Cody spent major time on the bench during his debut run with the Wolfpack, Caleb took on a periodically regular role. We also received a late-season glimpse of Caleb's potential with that rim-rocking jam on Montrezl Harrell in the Sweet Sixteen loss to Louisville.

During NC State's dearly departed 2014-2015 campaign, Caleb played in 36 games, averaging 16.6 minutes per contest as Cody logged 19 games, 11.4 minutes per showdown. With Ralston Turner and Desmond Lee gone from the program, two perimeter spots have opened. One should be filled by Terry Henderson, but it's clear that either one of the Martin twins, or possibly both, could compensate those losses.

It's not lost on me that Lee barely played during his senior year. But over the course of an entire season, injuries and unforeseen circumstances always claim a role. Point being, Caleb could easily go from a periodic regular to a constant, while Cody could go from a bench-warmer to a role similar to what his brother experienced as a freshman.

Mark Gottfried didn't land these former ESPN Top 100 recruits to rot away in Raleigh. Listed between 6-foot-6 or 6-foot-7 depending on where you look, the Martin twins are athletic wings with promising length for defensive purposes. They both have a funky shot with offensive games in the relatively raw category. A more defined attack could be on the horizon.

With an offseason that features added strength and gym time, there's no reason to think both brothers can't heavily play into next season's fold. It's hard to fully assess a player without consistent minutes. Something tells me Caleb will have that opportunity as a sophomore, and Cody won't be far behind. NC State would greatly benefit from either twin solidifying a rotation spot.