MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #16 – Anthony Mathis
The New Mexico sharpshooter is No. 16 in the countdown
MWC Wire Top 25 Countdown: #16 Anthony Mathis
The No. 16 player in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown is New Mexico senior guard Anthony Mathis.
Mathis burst on the scene as a junior in Paul Weir’s first season in Albuquerque. The 6-3 shooting guard recorded a career-best 12.7 points per game, starting 13 times for the 19-win Lobos. Mathis is one of the top perimeter shooters out west, knocking down 98 of his 207 attempts from three-point range, good for the highest mark in the Mountain West at 47.3 percent.
As a senior, Mathis will relied upon even more in the UNM offense. He’s the leading returning Lobo scorer, and will thrive once again in Weir’s high-powered scoring attack.
- 16) Anthony Mathis, New Mexico
- 17) Braxton Huggins, Fresno State
- 18) Vance Jackson, New Mexico
- 19) Makuach Maluach, New Mexico
- 20) Deion James, Colorado State
- 21) Alex Hobbs, Boise State
- 22) Trey Porter, Nevada
- 23) Zach Haney, Boise State
- 24) Nate Grimes, Fresno State
- 25) Noah Robotham, UNLV
- Honorable mentions
Eli Boettger is the lead basketball writer at Mountain West Wire. He’s covered Mountain West basketball since 2015 and his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, NBC Sports, SB Nation, Yahoo Sports, MSN, and other platforms. Boettger is a current USBWA member.