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Kenyon Martin Jr. to pursue professional career

Adidas Eurocamp - Day 2

TREVISO, ITALY - JUNE 08: Coach Jerry Stackhouse of team USA looks on during adidas Eurocamp day two at La Ghirada sports center on June 8, 2014 in Treviso, Italy. (Photo by Roberto Serra/Iguana Press/Getty Images)

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RJ Hampton may be the biggest recruit to be playing next season overseas, but he won’t have the biggest name.

Kenyon Martin, Jr., son of the former Cincinnati legend and NBA All-Star, will bypass college and immediately pursue a professional career abroad, he told

The younger Martin committed last month to another former NBA star, Jerry Stackhouse, and Vanderbilt but instead will get a head start on his pro career in a yet-to-be determined league.

He joins Hampton in taking the lesser-traveled path of spending a one-and-done season not in college but with a pro franchise. Hampton, a five-star prospect, will play for the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian league.

Martin’s situation would appear to be a little different given he isn’t the same caliber recruit as Hampton as a three-star prospect, but given his father’s NBA success - he was the No. 1 pick in 2000 and an All-Star four years later - he likely has more flexibility to pursue an unorthodox path and access to professional circles than the average prospect does not.

He also considered UCLA, Cincinnati, TCU and West Virginia before committing to Vandy.