Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

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 >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Releases 2016-17 Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State head men's basketball coach Paul Weir unveiled the 2016-17 @AggieArmy schedule on Wednesday that features 17 home games while also returning to the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. to play Northern New Mexico.

Aggie fans will get their first look at the team under the direction of the first year head coach at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the Pan American Center when NM State entertains Arizona Christian in its home and season opener.

NM State faces its first test on the road when it travels to Ft. Collins, Colo., to square off against Colorado State on ROOT Sports Network. The Rams went 18-16 last season and 12-5 when playing at Moby Arena.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Weir Adds Marc Hsu To NMSU Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir rounded out his coaching staff with the addition of Marc Hsu on Wednesday.

Hsu is very much familiar with Las Cruces, having spent his second year in the collegiate ranks at New Mexico State under legendary head coach Lou Henson as a volunteer director of basketball operations for the 2004-05 season.

“Marc is an amazing addition to our program,” Weir said. “I have seen his recruiting abilities first hand and knew from day one I needed him here with us. Having been with Lou and New Mexico State before makes it even easier for us to bring him on board.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

bleedCrimson.net Interview :: Jonathan Gibson And Mavericks Summer League Head Coach Jamahl Mosely

bleedCrimson.net: This is your third time in the NBA Summer League, what’s different for you this year than the previous two?
Jonathan Gibson: I feel I have a better opportunity to go out there and show what I can do. Before, my first time I was hurt in Boston and Portland was a tough situation with all those guys under contract. This is really my first real opportunity.

bc.net: How has playing overseas helped you prepare for an opportunity like this?
JG: Everything really. Just playing the one more (point guard) because in college coach had me at the two. I’ve played the one the last six years so really just reading the floor, having a feel for the game, being smart, having a good IQ and just running the team.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Weir Adds JC Transfer Marlon Jones

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir continues to build his team for the 2016-17 season, landing South Plains College transfer Marlon Jones.

Jones, a 6-9 sophomore, earned all-conference honors this past season after averaging 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds for South Plains. He also shot 57-percent from the floor in Western Junior College Athletic Conference play and 81-percent from the free-throw line.

"Marlon is an absolutely perfect fit. His size, toughness, and motor are exactly what we need to form our new culture. I wanted to bring Chicago kids back to State and he is hopefully the start of re-engaging that pipeline. We are excited he selected us over some tremendous programs and look forward to welcoming him into a raucous Pan American Center."   Continue Reading This Post >>