Andy Furman talks with former University of Cincinnati basketball player Erik Martin

Andy Furman talks with former University of Cincinnati basketball player Erik Martin
Posted at 1:29 PM, May 12, 2017

How would you live to meet the entire 1992 University of Cincinnati Bearcats Final Four basketball team?

One of the stars from that team, Erik Martin, talked with Andy Furman on The Andy Furman Podcast about an upcoming reunion. 

Martin, now an assistant coach under Bob Huggins at West Virginia University, was part of that 1992 team that was inducted into the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

It is the 25th anniversary of that historic team.

Martin is part of a group planning a reunion this summer. On Aug. 11, there will be a banquet at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason. Former UC coach Bob Huggins and all 13 players will be there. There will be a cocktail hour and players and staff will tell stories about that season. Organizers will allow fans to ask questions. On Aug. 12 at Montgomery Inn, there will be an autograph session.

Details will be released in the coming weeks.

"It really is going to be a once in a lifetime event," Martin said.

Martin talked with Furman about playing under Huggins and now coaching under him at West Virginia.

He also talked about the phone call he received from Huggins while he was coaching at Cincinnati State. Huggins called him Martin and offered him a job as an assistant at West Virginia.

Martin has been an assistant coach under Huggins for 11 years. He said Huggins has softened up since Martin's playing days and has adjusted with the times as players have changed and Huggins' ability to recruit top players has increased.

Martin said one day he wants to be a head coach and he is appreciating learning from Huggins.

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