Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

Roberts Inks NLI to Join NMSU Men's Basketball in 2020-21

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Needing to replenish a portion of its firepower after losing no fewer than five seniors following the conclusion of the 2019-20 season, the NM State men's basketball team bolstered its backcourt Wednesday afternoon after junior guard C.J. Roberts signed an NLI to join the Aggies beginning in 2020-21.

C.J. Roberts | G | 6-1 | 190 | Jr. | North Richland Hills, Texas/Ranger College/Broward College
• A pair of junior college institutions benefited from the play of Roberts through the first half of his collegiate career. The guard spend the 2019-20 season in Ranger, Texas, under the watch of head coach Billy Gillispie at Ranger College.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jans, Aurrecoechea And Queen Collect NABC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - In a release issued Monday morning, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) announced that NM State head coach Chris Jans was chosen as the NABC District Six Coach of the Year for the second-straight season. Additionally, seniors Ivan Aurrecoechea and Trevelin Queen each earned a spot on the NABC All-District Six Second Team.

Once again heralded as one of the nation's premier bench bosses, Jans directed the Aggies to their third-straight WAC regular season title and secured the title of WAC Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the third-straight year as a result. After opening the season 6-6 through their first 12 games, the Aggies went on a tear and won their next 19 games of the season. That run started on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2019 and will extend into next season after a win in the team's regular season finale on the night of March 5, 2020.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Trevelin Queen Named To USBWA All-District VIII Team

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Roughly 60 minutes after he learned about his selection to the 2019-20 All-WAC Second Team, NM State men's basketball senior guard Trevelin Queen also found out he has been named to the 10-man USBWA All-District VIII First Team.

The only WAC player to see his name appear among the 79 All-District honorees from around the nation, Queen served as one of the Aggies' best players through the regular season. Hailing from Glen Burnie, Md., the high-flying guard has helped NM State claim a third-straight WAC regular season title so far this year and heads to Las Vegas, Nev., hoping to make a second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Jans Named Don Haskins WAC Coach Of The Year, Five Aggies Earn All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - Fresh off a history-making run through Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular season play, the rv/— NM State men's basketball team found itself on the receiving end of a multitude of honors as the league announced its major award winners and All-Conference Teams Tuesday morning.

For the third-straight season, Chris Jans took home the title of Don Haskins Coach of the Year while senior forward Ivan Aurrecoechea and sophomore guard Jabari Rice earned spots on the All-WAC First Team. Senior guard Trevelin Queen was placed on the All-WAC Second Team and appearing on the WAC's All-Defensive Team was senior guard Terrell Brown. Finally, junior guard Evan Gilyard II played his way onto the WAC's All-Newcomer Team.

Chris Jans | Don Haskins Coach of the Year  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jabari Rice Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - In order to maintain their status was the only Western Athletic Conference squad without a league setback, the New Mexico State men's basketball team relied on big-time contributions from multiple players during its 2-0 stretch last week. Monday morning, one of those performers found himself on the receiving end of some accolades for his efforts.

Redshirt sophomore guard Jabari Rice reeled in the first WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award of his career it was announced by the league office via a press release.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Trevelin Queen Named WAC Men's Basketball Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State senior guard Trevelin Queen has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Dec. 9-15. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Glen Burnie, Md. native averaged 17.0 points, 7.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds last week as the Aggies went 1-1. Last Tuesday, Queen put in 15 points and dished out seven assists to help the Aggies lock up their first road win of the season at Denver. Four days later in Albuquerque, N.M., he flirted with a triple-double, finishing with 19 points, seven rebounds and a career-best eight assists in the Aggies’ narrow loss to the Lobos. Queen ranks in the Top 10 in the WAC in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals.

Jason Kings Signs NLI To Join NMSU Men's Basketball In 2020-21 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With the 2019 early signing period underway as of Wednesday morning, New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Chris Jans announced Tuesday that Jason King - who is currently in his final season at Snead State in Boaz, Ala. - has inked a National Letter of Intent to join the Aggies for the 2020-21 campaign and beyond.

Jason King | G | 6-5 | 200 | Birmingham, Ala../Parker HS/Snead State
• Following the conclusion of his inaugural season at Snead State in 2018-19, King collected a spot on the All-Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) North Division Team. Through 2018-19, King ranked second on Snead State's charts in scoring (13.4 ppg), third in rebounding (5.5 per game) and second in steals (1.4 per game) while helping the Parsons push their record to 25-7 and 11-3 in conference tilts.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Chris Jans Signs Contract Extension Through 2023

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia announced on Wednesday a one-year contract extension for head men’s basketball coach Chris Jans. This announcement keeps the two-time Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year through the 2022-23 season in addition to other provisions included in the extension.

Following the announcement, head coach Chris Jans said, “We appreciate the confidence New Mexico State University and particularly Mario Moccia has shown our staff. The Las Cruces community and Aggies fans have been welcoming and generous with their support of this storied program.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Picked To Win WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Following a record-setting season, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team was unanimously selected as the favorite to repeat as Western Athletic Conference Champions in both the Preseason Coaches’ and Media Polls, the league announced on Wednesday.

Following the announcement head coach Chris Jans said, “When a program returns nine guys who played double figure minutes on a team that won some games you are bound to receive some preseason nods. Although, it doesn’t help with the upcoming season in terms of wins and losses. Our kids understand that and will continue to strive to get better as we all prepare for the upcoming season.”  Continue Reading This Post >>