Who is Cody Martin?
Cody Lee Martin was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, on 28 September 1995 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. He’s a professional basketball player, known best for the time he’s spent playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Charlotte Hornets; he’s also known for being the twin brother of American professional basketball player Caleb Martin.
Early life and education
Cody was raised in Winston-Salem alongside his twin brother, by their mother Jenny Bennett who worked various jobs to financially support the family; not a lot is known about Cody’s father, and it’s believed that he wasn’t around while Cody and Caleb were growing up.
Cody became interested in playing basketball while still attending a local elementary school, and he and his brother then went on to practice by playing against each other nearly every day. They both studied at Davie County High School in Mocksville, North Carolina and played for the school’s basketball team for three years, prior to transferring together to Oak Hill Academy.
Upon matriculating in 2014, Cody and Caleb both received scholarships offers from Providence College, Rutgers University and North Carolina State University, and they chose to enroll together at North Carolina.
Cody averaged six points and 4.4 rebounds during his sophomore year at North Carolina, but because he and his brother were dissatisfied with the college, they both transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno in 2017. Cody was redshirted for the first season, while the following season saw him named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Cody and his brother made themselves eligible for the 2018 NBA draft when they revealed their plans to quit college, but because they didn’t hire an agent, they still had an option to stay at Nevada; they both eventually chose to remain at college for their senior year, and Cody graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2019.
Cody was the 36th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2019 NBA Draft, and signed with them on 31 July. He debuted for the Hornets on 25 October 2019, when they were defeated by the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-99.
Cody began playing for the Greensboro Swarm on 29 November 2019, a Hornets’ NBA G League affiliate.
Love life and relationships
Cody prefers not to share the details of his love life with his fans, which is perhaps why there are today various rumors circulating the internet concerning the girls whom Cody might have been with, as well as his sexual orientation.
Some of Cody’s fans believe that he’s gay, claiming that this is why he avoids talking about the women whom he’s been with; a fan’s even claimed to have seen Cody spending time in public with his boyfriend, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Cody addressed the matter.
There are also those who think that he’s today in a long-term relationship with his high school sweetheart, but that he prefers to keep her away from media; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of July 2022, Cody seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
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— Cody Martin (@cody_martin15) May 10, 2020
Hobbies and other interests
Cody’s quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 50,000 followers; he’s uploaded only 23 pictures onto the network, many of which feature him playing basketball.
He loves to travel, and his career as a professional basketball player’s taken him to more than 30 US states, while Cody’s also vacationed in a couple of European countries, including France and Italy.
He’s a huge fan of rap music, with his favorite rappers being Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Cody’s a lover of animals, and his favorites are dogs; he’s donated money to several animal shelters.
He likes to watch movies late at night – his favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of his favorite films are “Independence Day”, “Fight Club” and “Edward Scissorhands”.
Age, height and net worth
Cody’s age is 26. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 6ins (2m) and he weighs around 205lbs (93kgs).
As of July 2022, Cody’s net worth stands at over $1 million.
Who is Cody’s twin brother Caleb?
Caleb and Cody were inseparable while they were growing up, and although they were both interested in basketball, Caleb was also into football while attending Davie County High School; but then upon enrolling at North Carolina State University, he chose to leave football aside and focused solely on basketball.
He averaged 11.5 points and close to five rebounds per game during his sophomore year at North Carolina, prior to transferring to Nevada with Cody. For the 2017 season, Caleb and Chandler Hutchison of the Boise State Broncos basketball team shared Player of the Year honors.
Caleb and Cody led the Nevada’s Wolf Pack to the 2018 NCAA Tournament, and they reached the Sweet 16. During his senior season, Caleb was named Pre-season Mountain West Player of the Year.
He remained undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, and was then offered a contract with his brother’s team the Charlotte Hornets; he signed a multi-year deal with them on 20 October 2019, and debuted with his brother on 25 October 2019 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Just as his brother, Caleb was assigned to the Greensboro Swarm on 27 November 2019, and he was then waived by the Hornets on 7 August 2021.
Caleb signed a two-way contract with the Miami Heat on 14 September 2021, and it was converted to a regular contract on 15 February 2022.
He’s also highly secretive when it comes to sharing the details of his love life with his fans, and hasn’t spoken of any women (or men) whom he’s perhaps been with.
Caleb’s today followed by more than 70,000 people on Instagram, and has uploaded close to 30 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature him during his everyday life.