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Wyoming guard Luke Martinez to speak at WIHS, St. Stephen's

May 16, 2012 - The Associated Press

LARAMIE -- Wyoming men's basketball student-athlete Luke Martinez will speak at two schools on the Wind River Reservation about how Native Americans can succeed in higher education and athletics.

Martinez was invited by the Northern Arapaho Tribal Education Department.

He will address the 23 graduating seniors at Wyoming Indian High School's commencement ceremonies this Sunday and then visit St. Stephens Indian School on Monday.

Martinez just completed his junior season with the Cowboys, averaging 11.8 points, 4 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game this past season.

A native of Bismarck, N.D., Martinez is enrolled as a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, which is located in the north central part of North Dakota.