Sunday, August 19, 2012

Points for New Mexico State?

Not much else to post, so worked up this:

So who is going to consistently score while shooting a solid percentage for New Mexico State in the 2012-13 season?

The question is applicable because the top four scorers for the southern Aggies have vamoosed, those being Wendell McKines, Christian Kabongo (he left mid-season), Hernst Laroche, Hamidu Rahman.

Next in line was Daniel Mullings who totaled 9.3 points per game, shooting 49% overall, 22% from three-point range.

Banja Sy was the #6 point producer at 8.8 a contest, on 45% and 33% accuracy.

Coming in at 7.0 points was Tyrone Watson, shooting 49% overall but less than 10% on treys.

Tshilidzi Nephawe contributed 5.8 points each time out on 52% overall.

Each will score more this coming season but who will step up from being a contributor to a count-on-15 points-a-game guy without turning into a a volume shooter?

Mullings certainly has that capability. So does Sy but usually such a turn takes place by the junior and not senior season so he's in real prove-it territory. Nephawe needs more touches to increase his effectiveness and that will be job one for point K.C. Ross-Miller.

Going further down the roster, Remi Barry still needs to show he can create his shot and then sink it. Plus, newcomers Kevin Aronis and Matej Buovac must catch-and-shoot accurately from the get-go.

The number of candidates in the mix produces the feeling that someone, or two will come to the fore -- but who?

New Mexico State is not an overpowering team, at least not on paper and combined with past production. However, Joe Lunardi sees a WAC championship coming to Las Cruces.

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