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Men's Basketball News

AggieVision :: Paul Weir NCAA Press Conference :: 03/13/17

Ian Baker Named WAC Player Of The Year; Chuha, Jones Earn All-WAC Honors

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State men’s basketball senior guard Ian Baker was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year after averaging 16.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 2016-17. Meanwhile, Eli Chuha earned Second-Team All-WAC honors and Jemerrio Jones was named to the WAC All-Newcomer Team the conference announced Tuesday morning.

NM State has now produced two of the last three conference player of the year honorees. In addition, this is the second-straight year Baker has been named First-Team All-WAC.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Eli Chuha Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State sophomore forward Eli Chuha has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 27-March 4. This is his first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor.

The Redlands, Calif., native scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end, in a rout of UT Rio Grande Valley. Chuha shot 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) from the field and 14-of-18 (77.8 percent) at the line on the game. He also dished out two assists and nabbed one steal in 26 minutes of action. Chuha currently leads the WAC in field goal percentage (60.5), ranks third in rebounding (9.0) and 12th in scoring (12.4).

Ian Baker Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State senior guard Ian Baker has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 13-19. This is his third WAC Player of the Week honor of the season and the fourth of his career.

The Washington, D.C., native had a career night at UT Rio Grande Valley last week, finishing with a career-high 36 points on 61 percent shooting. Baker tallied 11 field goals, three of which came from beyond the arc. The NM State floor general was also 11-of-13 (85 percent) at the free throw line and added seven assists, four rebounds and one steal. Despite playing 39 minutes, Baker didn’t commit a single turnover in the victory.

Braxton Huggins Named WAC Player Of The Week

Written By: WAC Media Relations

DENVER, CO - NM State junior guard Braxton Huggins has been named Western Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 2-8. This is his first WAC Player of the Week honor of his career.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Ian Baker Named WAC Player Of The Week For Second Consecutive Week

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - NM State men’s basketball floor general Ian Baker was named the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second-consecutive week Monday morning by the conference. Baker led the Aggies to two huge road games last week over Battle of I-10 rival UTEP and Arizona State.

Baker is the first player this season to earn back-to-back conference weekly honors after averaging 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in those two games for NM State.

The Washington, D.C., product first led New Mexico State to its second rivalry win in four days last Tuesday against UTEP on the road with a game-high 20 points and five boards. In that same game, Baker became the 34th player in NM State history to record 1,000 career points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Tanveer Bhullar Nominated For Allstate/NABC Good Works Team

Written By: WAC Media Relations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Eight WAC men's basketball players are among the 111 Division I men's nominees for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today. This esteemed award honors an outstanding group of student-athletes who represent the sport's finest in the areas of community service and leadership among their peers.

The WAC student-athletes nominated are:

Brent Wrapp CSU Bakersfield
Trayvon Palmer Chicago State
Joshua Braun Grand Canyon
Noah Knight UMKC
Tanveer Bhullar NM State
Emmanuel Chibuogwu Seattle U
Lew Stallworth UT Rio Grande Valley
Andrew Bastien Utah Valley  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Announces 2017 Signing Class

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir announced the signing of Tyree Robinson, Gabe Hadley, L.J. Figueroa and Jachai Simmons on Thursday. The signing class is the first for Weir since taking over the program this past spring.

Tyree Robinson
6-5 | 220 | Forward
Odessa College (Durfee HS) | Fall River, Ma.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Picked To Win WAC; Ian Baker Named First Team Preseason All-WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - A new era of basketball has begun in Las Cruces, but New Mexico State men's basketball will keep chugging along full steam ahead according to league coaches and its media as the Aggies were picked to win the Western Athletic Conference in both polls.

In the coaches' poll, NM State tallied four first-place votes to Grand Canyon's three to take the top spot by a narrow margin of 45-44. The slim margin was also echoed in the media poll with the Aggies picking up nine first-place votes to GCU's eight gives them a 167-165 edge. CSU Bakersfield took third in both polls while Utah Valley and Seattle U flip flopped spots in each of the polls for fourth and fifth. UMKC, UT Rio Grande Valley and Chicago State rounded out the rest of the polls in the same order.

Senior Ian Baker also garnered preseason first-team honors in both the coaches' and media polls. The Aggie floor general averaged 13.8 points and 3.7 assists last season to go with his 4.6 boards per game. He also led the Aggies in scoring four different times and scored 20-plus points five times.

The Washington, D.C., native started in all 34 games last season and shot a .425 clip on the year. Baker made headlines on Jan. 23 when he hit the game-winning 3-pointer at CSU Bakersfield in the second overtime period.

Grand Canyon's Joshua Braun was the 2016-17 preseason player of the year pick in both polls while Baker, Dedrick Basile (CSUB), Martez Harrison (UMKC) and Brandon Westendorf join him on All-WAC Preseason First-Team.  Continue Reading This Post >>