Remy Martin pays homage to Filipino roots after winning US NCAA title

Remy Martin, a Filipino-American guard at the University of Kansas.

Remy Martin, a Filipino-American guard at the University of Kansas. Remy Martin Instagram

MANILA, Philippines – University of Kansas guard Remy Martin has honored his Filipino heritage by celebrating the biggest milestone yet in his young career.

Martin, who played a key role in promoting Kansas at the Filipino-American, USA NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, where the Jahcos won their first national title since 2008.

In a post on Instagram, Martin posed with the Philippine flag along with the national trophy.

“It’s bigger than me,” wrote Martin, whose mother is from Pampanga.

“Know my story, you will understand me better! I represent my culture 🇵🇭 and love those who love me!” He wrote in a separate post on Instagram Stories.

Martin, 23, has already expressed his desire to become part of the Philippine national team.

Martin, who played for Arizona State in his first four years in college, has dual citizenship – which makes him eligible to play for the Philippines.

He was part of the 23 players on the 2018 Samhang Basketball “2023 for 23” list in the Philippines.

Martin made a difference in the national championship game where he threw 11 of his 14 points in the second half, helping Kansas complete its biggest comeback in an NCAA title game after a 72-69 win over North Carolina.

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