MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #12 – Nico Carvacho
The Colorado State big man is 12th in the countdown
MWC Wire Top 25 Countdown: #12 Nico Carvacho
The No. 12 player in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown is Colorado State junior forward Nico Carvacho.
Carvacho, after averaging 9.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game as a sophomore, is primed for a big season in the first year of Niko Medved era in Fort Collins. The 6-10 big man has compiled 13 double-doubles over his first two seasons with the Rams. Carvacho has also started in 65 of 68 possible games while ranking in the top 35 of both offensive and defensive rebounding percentage.
Carvacho is a sneaky pick to appear on the all-Mountain West first team in the spring. His elite rebounding abilities and developing offensive skill set make Carvacho one of the top big men out west.
- 12) Nico Carvacho, Colorado State
- 13) Matt Mitchell, San Diego State
- 14) Jordan Brown, Nevada
- 15) JaQuan Lyle, New Mexico
- 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.