MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #8 - Sam Merrill

MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #8 - Sam Merrill

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MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #8 - Sam Merrill


MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #8 – Sam Merrill


Utah State’s sharpshooter is No. 8 in the countdown


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MWC Wire Top 25 Countdown: #8 Sam Merrill

The No. 8 player in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown is Utah State guard Sam Merrill.

Merrill is the leading returnee for the 2018-19 Utah State Aggies. The junior guard averaged a team-high 16.3 points per game while also adding 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and a steal per game last season.

Merrill’s most impressive individual statistics, however, come from the damage he did from behind the three-point line. The Utah native converted 98 of his 211 attempts from deep last year, good for 46.4 percent – the seventh-best mark in the nation. Don’t be surprised if he appears in the top five season, as well as scoring more than 20 points a night.

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.

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