Marty Embry

Flint Central, 1982

2023 Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Category: Basketball

Marty Embry began his athletic journey at Flint Central High School, where he helped the varsity basketball team win two Class A State Championships in 1981 and 1982. 

In 10th grade, his friends talked him into playing basketball and he went on to set the Flint-area record for rebounds in a season with 399 rebounds in 1982. Embry finished his high school career with 706 total rebounds.  

After receiving scholarship offers from over 20 colleges, Embry chose to continue his academic and athletic career at DePaul University. At DePaul, he scored over 700 career points and had 676 career rebounds.  

Embry also helped lead his team to three NCAA tournament appearances. After a four-year career at DePaul, he was drafted in the fourth round of the NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz.

Embry continued his professional basketball career internationally, playing 13 years in Belgium, Spain, Italy, Japan, South America, and Turkey.  

After a long basketball career, he turned his focus to a career in cooking. Embry is now a personal chef and has written eight cookbooks.  

Marty Embry, you are the true definition of being “Flint Strong!”  You have made Flint proud. Welcome to the Greater Flint African American Sports Hall of Fame!