Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jason Groves looks at NMSU's center prospects

One of the keys to New Mexico State's season is the production Marvin Menzies will receive from his untested center candidates. Jason Groves fills us in on the latest.

Center of attention: Aggie big men an intriguing combination
Jason Groves
Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State has proven the Aggies can win with two centers.

As recently as last year, the Aggies enjoyed two productive men in the middle with Hatila Passos and Martin Iti.

The ultimate goal for the Aggies in 2008 is that redshirt freshman Hamidu Rahman and true freshman Chris Gabriel will develop into a similar duo in the paint.

"Both of them are very team oriented guys and they will do what it takes to win," Aggies head coach Marvin Menzies said. "They saw Martin and Hatila last year so they know what we expect from the position."

Menzies is not expecting two freshmen to duplicate the production of two fifth-year senior players, but he believes Rahman and Gabriel can develop into Division I centers...

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