Fil-Am NCAA star Remy Martin honors Pinoy roots in championship win

NCAA star Remy Martin
Filipino-American basketball sensation Remy Martin honors his heritage after his NCAA championship victory with the Kansas Jayhawks. Photo from Remy Martin IG.

Filipino-American National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) star player Remy Macaspac Martin paid tribute to his Pinoy roots following the University of Kansas’ victory in the 2022 United States Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Martin was instrumental in the Kansas Jayhawks’ historic comeback win over the North Carolina Tar Heels, 72-69, in the National Championship game held at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans on April 4.

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The Fil-Am National Champion today took to Instagram to share photos of himself posing with his championship trophy and the Philippine flag draped around his shoulders.

“This Is Bigger Than Me,” Remy Martin wrote on April 6, 2022, in his first Instagram post since winning the NCAA championship.

Martin, whose mother hails from Pampanga, had earlier expressed pride in representing Filipinos through his basketball journey. Born and raised in California, the 23-year-old guard is proud of his mixed heritage and gives back to communities in need in the Philippines.

In a previous interview with Cronkite Sports, the Fil-Am Jayhawks guard said that he hopes to make it in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and suit up for Gilas Pilipinas someday, a path taken by the NBA superstar Jordan Clarkson and rising player Caelum Harris.

Another Filipino-American basketball player, Kihei Clark, won the national championship after leading the Virginia Cavaliers to victory in 2019.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Filipino-American basketball player Remy Macaspac Martin for paying tribute to his Pinoy roots following the University of Kansas’ victory in the 2022 United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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