MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown: #3 – Jordan Caroline
The Nevada forward checks in at No. 3 in the countdown
MWC Wire Top 25 Countdown: #3 Jordan Caroline
The No. 3 player in the MWC Wire Top 25 Basketball Countdown is Nevada forward Jordan Caroline.
Caroline enters his third and final season in Reno after opting out of the NBA Draft in the spring. Caroline, a 6-7 forward, averaged 17.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game last year. Caroline started 36 of his 37 appearances and averaged 34.9 minutes a night. He began his collegiate career with Southern Illinois.
Simeon Rice’s son joined the Martin twins in the conference’s first team, voted on by the league’s media. He’s just the 34th player since 1993 to return to school after averaging at least 17 points, eight rebounds, and two assists per game as a junior.
- 3) Jordan Caroline, Nevada
- 4) Cody Martin, Nevada
- 5) Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State
- 6) Justin James, Wyoming
- 7) Shakur Juiston, UNLV
- 8) Sam Merrill, Utah State
- 9) Lavelle Scottie, Air Force
- 10) Devin Watson, San Diego State
- 11) Justinian Jessup, Boise State
- 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.