Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) There's a fine line between doing things quickly and rushing.
But going fast is the only speed Seton senior John Martin knows.
Whether it's finishing his AP homework, or playing point guard for the Saints basketball team, he's always on the move.
And as Action Sports director Brendan O'Reilly shows us, he's doing it all with ease....he's this week's academic all star.
He works fast, plays fast, John Martin even talks fast.
And that's for a reason.
He has a lot of things to get to in a school day.
In class his schedule is loaded with AP courses, and he still keeps up a 94 and a half average.
After to school it's on to the court, where's just as quick in running the Saints offense as their point guard.
"Everyone has a role. We've been playing for a long time together, so everyone knows what to do. I have to get the ball to my teammates. We have 2 great scorers with Tom and Cole, but also Jarelle, Armstrong, everyone can score really. The toughest part is just getting the ball to people at the right time. Making the right decision," Martin says.
His intelligence is a big plus in running the Saints offense.
But playing defense is all about effort, and that's what John does best.
"He's kind of the guy that sets the tone defensively for us, and that gets our break going. Creating turnovers and when he's playing well and feeling good about what he's doing we're a very very good team," says coach Chris Sinicki.
"It takes a lot of communication, a lot of effort. We just keep working every day in practice. You can't take any possessions off, because in a big game you're going to see that, it will magnify in a big game. You can't take any possessions off," says Martin.
He is a self described math loving nerd, so it's easy to see how formulas in the books play out on the court.
"Definitely. If something doesn't work you can identify what it is that's not working and how to fix it and you know when you have everything working right, the results are obvious," Martin says.
The results are just as obvious here. A standout whether in class or on the court, John Martin is this week's academic all star.
In Binghamton, Brendan O'Reilly, action sports.