Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Martin Riley

Award
Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Sport
Basketball
Award Date
May 7, 2011
School
Sisler High School
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Martin, who attended Sisler High School, was the first player to gain a spot on the Canadian National Team right out of high school, and represented Canada in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. While at Sisler, Martin led his Spartans to an undefeated season, culminating with the provincial basketball championship in 1973. He also led the University of Manitoba Bisons to the National Championship in 1976, and was recognized as the country’s top player.  He was selected as Manitoba’s Athlete of the Year in 1976, and to the CIS All Canadian Team in 1977 and 1978.  He continued on playing Senior Men’s Basketball with Nicolett Inn and captured Canadian Senior Men’s Canadian Team Men’s Title with them in 1979 and 1980.  Martin later coached High School Basketball at Churchill High School, Dakota Collegiate, and Miles Macdonell Collegiate.