No. 21 Men's Basketball vs. Purdue; photos by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15): Provides much-needed depth off the bench for the Irish frontline following the graduation losses of Garrick Sherman and Tom Knight ... gives Notre Dame a physical toughness and presence up front thanks to his size ... fifth European player to attend University and play basketball for Irish head coach Mike Brey ... the other four players have been Ivan Kartelo and Jere Macura (Split, Croatia), Tom Timmermans (Driehuis, Netherlands) and Eric Katenda (Paris, France) ... plays with a great deal of maturity and will likely benefit from his experience playing with the Lithuanian national team ... a strong rebounder in the post ... has a deceptive mid-range shot that makes him a difficult player to defend ... possesses good court vision and a strong passing ability ... handles the ball well in the open court ... an excellent screener for his teammates in the post.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at St. Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Maryland, and helped lead his teams to a 61-41 record ... finished his career at St. Maria Goretti with 1,303 points (14.6 ppg.), 995 rebounds (11.2 rpg.) and 217 blocks (2.4 bpg.) ... in final two seasons, registered 37 double-doubles ... shot better than 58 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line during his prep career ... played in 25 games before suffering a season-ending wrist injury in his senior year ... finished the season averaging 13.4 points and a career-best 13.7 rebounds squad ... posted 17 double-doubles in the 25 games he played ... two-time Independent Parochial School League first team selection (2013 and 2014) ... garnered second team all-Baltimore Catholic League honors ... selected to the Herald Mail first team in his senior season ... chosen to play in both the 41st annual Capital Classic All-Star Game and the Buffalo Wild Wings Roundball All-Star Classic but could not participate due to his wrist injury ... named top rebounder at Mid-Atlantic Invitational, in addition to copping all-tournament team honors as a junior and senior ... earned best defender honors at that tournament in his junior season ... captured Baltimore Catholic League and Herald Mail player-of-the-year honors after averaging 17.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots during the 2012-13 campaign ...registered a career-high 20 double-doubles as a junior ... participated in 2013 U-19 World Championship with Lithuanian National Team and helped his country to a bronze medal while averaging 6.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. during the tournament ... in his first season playing at St. Maria Goretti, averaged 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as a sophomore ... named MVP of the Mid Atlantic Invitational Tournament ... an honorable mention selection by the Baltimore Catholic League and earned second-team Herald Mail accolades ... played for Team Takeover (AAU) and was MVP of the Big Shots/DC Dual in the summer 2013.
PERSONAL: Full name is Martinas Geben ... born in Vilnius, Lithuania ... son of Artur and Elena Geben ... has a younger sister, Karolina ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.