Utah State’s Sophomore Guard Is In For A Breakout Season
McEwen set a handful of Utah State freshman records last year, and will look to keep the momentum going in year two
The leading returning Aggie scorer this season, McEwen will have to step into a larger role
Utah State sophomore guard Koby McEwen is #3 in the MWC Wire Basketball Countdown.
Fresh off an impressive freshman season, the Toronto native took home the conference’s Freshman of the Year Award after averaging 14.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals+blocks per game. He ranked in the top 200 nationally in true shooting percentage, free throw rate, and three-point percentage, per KenPom.com.
McEwen came to Logan as one of the highest-rated recruits from the class of 2016. He appeared in ESPN’s top 100 recruiting list and also competed in the Dick’s National Tournament and the Adidas Nation tournament. He’s received a great deal of national pub this summer, and the media named him to the preseason all-conference first team.
With seniors Jalen Moore and Shane Rector graduated and returning center Norbert Janicek out for season, McEwen will need to produce at an even bigger level as a sophomore. Look for McEwen and fellow back court teammate Sam Merrill to form the best guard duo in the MWC this season.
- 3 – Koby McEwen, Utah State
- 4 – Brandon McCoy, UNLV
- 5 – Justin James, Wyoming
- 6 – Trey Kell, San Diego State
- 7 – Prentiss Nixon, Colorado State
- 8 – Caleb Martin, Nevada
- 9 – Malik Pope, San Diego State
- 10 – Devin Watson, San Diego State
- 11 – Deshon Taylor, Fresno State
- 12 – Jaron Hopkins, Fresno State
- 13 – Hayden Dalton, Wyoming
- 14 – Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State
- 15 – Jovan Mooring, UNLV
- 16 – Jordan Johnson, UNLV
- 17 – Lindsey Drew, Nevada
- 18 – Shakur Juiston, UNLV
- 19 – Ryan Welage, San Jose State
- 20 – Sam Logwood, New Mexico
- 21 – Jeremiah Paige, Colorado State
- 22 – Jahmel Taylor, Fresno State
- 23 – Justinian Jessup, Boise State
- 24 – Alan Herndon, Wyoming
- 25 – Dane Kuiper, New Mexico
- Honorable Mentions