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Post by SLB » November 5th, 2020, 12:09 pm


56. Utah State: Seems fairly simple at Utah State. If Neemias Queta is healthy and improved, he's the best player in the Mountain West. Queta is a big man whose ceiling is top-five-in-the-sport on defense. Craig Smith -- a Seinfeld aficionado in addition to a rising coaching star -- lost the best player in the Mountain West, Sam Merrill, but USU has Justin Bean and Brock Miller next in line to be consistent producers. Alphonso Anderson as well. The 3-point shooting is the team's big question (below-average 32.9%).
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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by slcagg » November 5th, 2020, 12:18 pm

SLB wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 12:09 pm

56. Utah State: Seems fairly simple at Utah State. If Neemias Queta is healthy and improved, he's the best player in the Mountain West. Queta is a big man whose ceiling is top-five-in-the-sport on defense. Craig Smith -- a Seinfeld aficionado in addition to a rising coaching star -- lost the best player in the Mountain West, Sam Merrill, but USU has Justin Bean and Brock Miller next in line to be consistent producers. Alphonso Anderson as well. The 3-point shooting is the team's big question (below-average 32.9%).
This is exactly right about queta.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by sam tingey » November 5th, 2020, 12:55 pm

Miller consistent producer?



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by slcagg » November 5th, 2020, 1:02 pm

sam tingey wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Miller consistent producer?
Yeah scratched my head on that one. The big 3 will be bean, queta and Marco.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by Real Life Aggie » November 5th, 2020, 2:31 pm

sam tingey wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Miller consistent producer?
Clearly it wasn't written by someone who has actually done any research on the team. They just pulled up the team roster and some old stats and decided to half-way it.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by utaggies » November 5th, 2020, 3:09 pm

Our three-point shooting specialist actually brought our team shooting percentage down. He had the worst shooting percentage on the team with the exception of Klay Stall who shot only four shots, making one. Bean, Porter, Britto, and Miller were all equally bad 3-point shooters. But Brock attempted nearly as many 3-pointers as the other three combined. Perhaps he should not be our 3-point specialist this year.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » November 5th, 2020, 4:56 pm

utaggies wrote:
November 5th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Our three-point shooting specialist actually brought our team shooting percentage down. He had the worst shooting percentage on the team with the exception of Klay Stall who shot only four shots, making one. Bean, Porter, Britto, and Miller were all equally bad 3-point shooters. But Brock attempted nearly as many 3-pointers as the other three combined. Perhaps he should not be our 3-point specialist this year.
+1

Nemee is going to DOMINATE!! I can't wait to see him unleashed on the MWC.



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Re: Preseason rankings

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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by Real Life Aggie » November 6th, 2020, 12:56 pm

nvspuds wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 12:00 pm
https://cbbcentral.com/2020/11/06/2020- ... t-preview/

Another pundits thoughts..
Interesting thoughts. I think he's higher on Boise State than I am, but I see his points and can respect that. I think SDSU is deservingly #1, but Boise is pretty intriguing.

I thought his comments on Utah State were spot on... "Betting against a Craig Smith team feels like a fool’s errand" but things are just too up in the air right now, and Sam Merrill is no longer with the team. I think that #4 spot is about where I would rank USU. I'd probably say SDSU, Boise State, USU/UNLV. With each team, it sounds like he did some good research and looking into individuals. He didn't try to all out Brock Miller as next man up and he touched on several new key players.

On Nevada, I thought his points on Meeks/Hymes were reasonable and I hadn't considered them in that way. I hadn't watched all of Nevada's games last year, so I wasn't really aware of "flashes" from them both. I saw them both as up and coming players that would definitely translate over into production.

Again, maybe I'm crazy and I know I've put this out there before, but I think the Lobos are going to be strong contenders. They have a great coach and so much talent.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by nvspuds » November 6th, 2020, 1:53 pm

I think I would switch UNLV and USU..I would probably put NV around 8 or 9. Though the roster has 7 guys who have a season of active roster D-1 experience only Desmond Cambridge has 2 years. There is good size and talent but there is going to be a lot of growing pains.

Meeks is going to be really good, though
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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by sam tingey » November 9th, 2020, 7:24 am

I like it when USU is ranked 9th preseason



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by slcagg » November 9th, 2020, 7:47 am

nvspuds wrote:
November 6th, 2020, 1:53 pm
I think I would switch UNLV and USU..I would probably put NV around 8 or 9. Though the roster has 7 guys who have a season of active roster D-1 experience only Desmond Cambridge has 2 years. There is good size and talent but there is going to be a lot of growing pains.

Meeks is going to be really good, though
You guys will be higher than a 8 or 9.

I like Meeks a lot as well.



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Re: Preseason rankings

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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by Aggiesbleedblue » November 9th, 2020, 10:10 am

Creighton (#11) and West Virginia (#15), 2 potential Aggie opponents, are ranked in the preseason top 25. We’ll likely see Creighton if we can beat Wichita St



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by OrangeCountyAggie » November 9th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Aggiesbleedblue wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 10:10 am
Creighton (#11) and West Virginia (#15), 2 potential Aggie opponents, are ranked in the preseason top 25. We’ll likely see Creighton if we can beat Wichita St
CBS Sports (in their 1-357 rankings) has W. Virgina at #7, Creighton at #11, Memphis #29, SDSU #37, YBU #51, St. Marys #61, Mississippi st. #80, A&M #84, Wichita st. #86, and Bosie State #96. If we could somehow convince the Utes (#50) to play us, it'd be one hell of a schedule!



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by nvspuds » November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm

http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by Yossarian » November 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm

nvspuds wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..
Thanks for this.

I have always enjoyed Chris Murray - he is fair and knowledgeable. He is probably the best reporter of Mountain West sports that we have.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by slcagg » November 10th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Yossarian wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
nvspuds wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..
Thanks for this.

I have always enjoyed Chris Murray - he is fair and knowledgeable. He is probably the best reporter of Mountain West sports that we have.
Agreed. I’ve also enjoyed the New Mexico and SDSU reporter as well. Can’t remember there names.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by ineptimusprime » November 10th, 2020, 3:22 pm

slcagg wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Yossarian wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
nvspuds wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..
Thanks for this.

I have always enjoyed Chris Murray - he is fair and knowledgeable. He is probably the best reporter of Mountain West sports that we have.
Agreed. I’ve also enjoyed the New Mexico and SDSU reporter as well. Can’t remember there names.
I would be extremely shocked if anyone not named SDSU finished ahead of us. Although I am assuming a competent guard line.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by slcagg » November 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 3:22 pm
slcagg wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Yossarian wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
nvspuds wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..
Thanks for this.

I have always enjoyed Chris Murray - he is fair and knowledgeable. He is probably the best reporter of Mountain West sports that we have.
Agreed. I’ve also enjoyed the New Mexico and SDSU reporter as well. Can’t remember there names.
I would be extremely shocked if anyone not named SDSU finished ahead of us. Although I am assuming a competent guard line.
I agree, We have a good chance in completing for the top of the league again. But we shall see. Looking forward to basketball.



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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by Yossarian » November 10th, 2020, 3:50 pm

ineptimusprime wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 3:22 pm
slcagg wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Yossarian wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:55 pm
nvspuds wrote:
November 10th, 2020, 2:25 pm
http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporte ... his-season

We won't know until tomorrow but this is how Chris Murray voted in the MW poll. He is not a homer and I think generally fair though I disagree with some of his thoughts here..
Thanks for this.

I have always enjoyed Chris Murray - he is fair and knowledgeable. He is probably the best reporter of Mountain West sports that we have.
Agreed. I’ve also enjoyed the New Mexico and SDSU reporter as well. Can’t remember there names.
I would be extremely shocked if anyone not named SDSU finished ahead of us. Although I am assuming a competent guard line.
I think this is why so many publications have USU more in the middle of the pack in the conference rankings. The guard/wing group is such an unknown to everybody. You can't blame any reporter that is being objective for placing USU in the middle of the pack. The strength and proven play of Queta, Bean, and Anderson are well-documented. Beyond that, it is a big question mark.
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Re: Preseason rankings

Post by treesap32 » November 13th, 2020, 12:32 pm

We had a couple first place votes but ended up third in the pre-season rankings.




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