Former No. 1 pick Kenyon Martin says he's retiring from pro basketball

Kenyon Martin is retiring from professional basketball, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports on Thursday.

The former No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 NBA draft out of Cincinnati played 15 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks, averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds.

"It's been a great 15 years," Martin told Yahoo! Sports. "Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I'm ready for the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank the Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks for the opportunity to play the game that I love.

"It's been real. Thanks for the love."

Martin, 37, completed two 10-day contracts with the Bucks this past season and was waived on Feb. 19.