Thursday, March 27, 2008

In case you're keeping track at home...

There actually has been some player movement already within the ranks of the WAC. So for those of you keeping score:

Luster given his release from NMSU basketball
Jason Groves
Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State University freshman guard JayDee Luster received his release from the Aggies basketball team.

The release was requested by Luster following the season.

"He has been given his release to explore other college options," Aggies head coach Marvin Menzies said. "It's uncertain what his immediate plans are. I don't know if he is going to a smaller school or another Division I."

Menzies said Luster requested to be released on Tuesday. Luster's financial aide was not taken away. The release just allows other schools to contact Luster seeking his services...


Other players leaving?
Teddy Feinberg
Las Cruces Sun News blog
March 25, 2008

Alright, we have [JayDee] Luster. Who else could go?

Ya know, I was thinking that [Assistant Coach] Chris Pompey is a key piece to this whole thing. With him around, it increases the chances that Herb Pope and Jahmar Young will be with the team. But what if he left? I don't know if either player stays at that point.

Jahmar was a good freshman last year, at least on the court. He averaged double-digit points and that number is sure to go up. He's a scorer. He could easily average 15-17 points per game next season.

If Pope is in place, him and Troy Gillenwater could be a scary combination on the court.

I don't think you'll see DeAngelo Jones return. He played behind some great players this past year and didn't see the court at all. I think he's gone.

There were chemistry problems this past year. That could lead to change and was an indication that not everyone was happy with their roles. Luster left. And this is just the beginning of the offseason.


6-11 245 Shawn Oliverson has begun classes at Louisiana Tech this month. He played as a freshman at Cornell then went on a mission as part of his LDS faith. Originally from Idaho, he is a sophomore in eligibility. Oliverson is a project but won't need to play anytime soon because of the big men transfers Coach Kerry Rupp has available in the coming season.


Western Wyoming Community College star Jared Quayle has verballed to Utah State. Originally from Utah, the 6-2 Quayle is a sophomore currently averaging 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game. Outside shooting is one his fortes and he also possesses excellent jumping ability. Quayle nailed 63 3-pointers this season, shooting 52% from three-point range, and 53% overall and 78% from the foul line.

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