Mountain West Basketball: Predicting Each Starting Lineup

Mountain West Basketball: Predicting Each Starting Lineup

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Mountain West Basketball: Predicting Each Starting Lineup

Mountain West Basketball Tips Off Friday


With a number of quality returning starters and an influx of incoming talent, the league should be much improved in 2017-18


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The Mountain West will hope to return to multi-bid territory in March

The new college basketball season tips off Friday. As part of MWC Wire’s extensive preseason basketball coverage, starting lineup projections are next up in the preview.

First, a few quick notes:

  • Name (position, class, height, weight, games started/played in 2016-17)
  • Transfers are denoted by *
  • JUCO transfers are denoted by ^
  • Freshmen are denoted by %
  • Players in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown are italicized
Air Force Falcons

Jacob Van (G, sr., 6-1, 175, 28/33)
Trevor Lyons (G, sr., 6-3, 190, 17/33)
Lavelle Scottie (F, so., 6-6, 200, 4/33)
Ryan Manning (F, sr., 6-6, 200, 4/31)
Frank Toohey (F, sr., 6-7, 220, 32/33)

Boise State Broncos

*Lexus Williams (G, sr., 6-0, 167, 21/33)
Justinian Jessup (G, so., 6-6, 200, 31/32)
Chandler Hutchison (G/F, sr., 6-7, 197, 32/32)
*Christian Sengfelder (F, sr., 6-9, 246, 32/32)
David Wacker (C, jr., 6-10, 236, 28/29)

Colorado State Rams

Prentiss Nixon (G, jr., 6-1, 180, 36/36)
J.D. Paige (G, jr., 6-3, 166, 36/36)
Che Bob (G/F, sr., 6-6, 220, 2/16)
^Deion James (F, jr., 6-8, 215, 0/0)
Nico Carvacho (F/C, so., 6-11, 240, 33/36)

Fresno State Bulldogs

Deshon Taylor (G, jr., 6-2, 185, 16/33)
*Ray Bowles (G, sr., 6-5, 205, 33/33)
Jaron Hopkins (G, sr., 6-6, 210, 27/33)
Bryson Williams (F, so., 6-8, 230, 26/33)
Terrell Carter III (F, sr., 6-10, 290, 2/33)

Nevada Wolf Pack

Lindsey Drew (G, jr., 6-4, 180, 31/35)
*Kendall Stephens (G, sr., 6-7, 205, 0/24)
*Cody Martin (F, jr., 6-7, 205, 16/33)
*Caleb Martin (F, jr., 6-7, 205, 19/33)
Jordan Caroline (F, jr., 6-7, 230, 34/35)

New Mexico Lobos

^Chris McNeal (G, jr., 6-1, 185, 0/0)
^Troy Simons (G, jr., 6-3, 195, 0/0)
Dane Kuiper (G/F, jr., 6-7, 200, 14/26)
Sam Logwood (F, sr., 6-8, 215, 18/30)
Connor MacDougall (F, sr., 6-9, 240, 0/27)

San Diego State Aztecs

*Devin Watson (G, jr., 6-1, 172, 30/30)
Trey Kell (G, sr., 6-4, 216, 32/33)
Jeremy Hemsley (G, jr., 6-3, 200, 31/32)
Malik Pope (F, sr., 6-10, 220, 21/24)
*Kameron Rooks (C, sr., 7-1, 266,  10/24)

San Jose State Spartans

Jalen James (G, sr., 6-4, 175, 17/30)
Jaycee Hillsman (G, jr., 6-6, 213, 18/30)
%Caleb Simmons (G, fr., 6-6, 195, 0/0)
Ryan Welage (F, jr., 6-9, 205, 27/30)
Ashtin Chastain (C, so., 6-11, 245, 0/14)

UNLV Runnin’ Rebels

*Jordan Johnson (G, sr., 5-11, 175, 32/32)
Jovan Mooring (G, sr., 6-2, 190, 15/32)
Kris Clyburn (G, jr., 6-6, 175, 22/32)
^Shakur Juiston (F, jr., 6-7, 225, 0/0)
%Brandon McCoy (C, fr., 7-0, 250, 0/0)

Utah State Aggies

Koby McEwen (G, so., 6-4, 200, 31/32)
Sam Merrill (G, so., 6-5, 210, 18/31)
^DeAngelo Isby (G, jr., 6-5, 200, 0/0)
^Dwayne Brown, Jr. (F, jr., 6-6, 220, 0/0)
Quinn Taylor (F, jr., 6-8, 240, 8/32)

Wyoming Cowboys

Lou Adams (G, sr., 6-4, 185, 16/34)
Alex Aka Gorski (G, sr., 6-5, 205, 16/33)
Justin James (G, jr., 6-7, 180, 6/37)
Hayden Dalton (F, sr., 6-8, 185, 4/38)
Alan Herndon (F, sr., 6-9, 210, 36/38)

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