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Menzies Promotes Mack To Coordinator Of Player Development

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has promoted Ryan Mack to the coordinator of player development. Mack spent the last two seasons from 2009-11 as the Aggies' graduate assistant.

As a full-time member of the staff, Mack's responsibilities include managing the program's daily operations, working with the Sixth Man Club, assisting in recruiting, organizing team travel and promoting community outreach.

"Moving Ryan Mack up to the coordinator of player development position is a big plus for us with program continuity and player development," Menzies said. "Ryan has great relationships with all of our current players, and I'm looking forward to him doing a great job for us in this area."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Hires Delk, Announces Staff Changes

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has hired former NBA and University of Kentucky standout Tony Delk as an assistant coach. Menzies also announced that Paul Weir is now recognized as the associate head coach and Tom Lewis as an assistant coach.

As the newest member of the Aggie family, Delk arrives in Las Cruces after two seasons at Kentucky as the assistant director of basketball operations. He helped the Wildcats to a 2011 Final Four appearance, 2010 Elite Eight finish, SEC Championship and SEC Tournament Championship.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Men's Great Alaska Shootout Bracket Revised; Aggies To Take On Central Michigan In Opening Round

Written By: UAA Media Relations

ANCHORAGE, AK - University of Alaska Anchorage athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb announced Thursday that the brackets for the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout have been revised.

New opening-round match-ups are now Murray State vs. host Alaska Anchorage and Dartmouth vs. San Francisco on Wed., Nov. 23, followed by Central Michigan vs. New Mexico State and UC Irvine vs. Southern Mississippi on Thur., Nov. 24.

The men’s portion of the 34th annual college basketball tournament is scheduled for Nov. 23-26 at Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena.

The Shootout is the longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving in Anchorage since 1978.

2011 CARRS/SAFEWAY GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT
Sullivan Arena – Anchorage, Alaska
All times TBA (Alaska is 4 hours behind EST)

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New Mexico State To Play In 2011 Great Alaska Shootout

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is set to play in the 2011 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout this November. University of Alaska Anchorage officials announced the tournament field Wednesday.

Along with host Alaska Anchorage, men’s teams from UC Irvine, Central Michigan, Dartmouth, Murray State, New Mexico State, San Francisco and Southern Mississippi will appear at Sullivan Arena for the 34th annual college basketball tournament.

First-round matchups have been set for the men’s tournament, commencing with Southern Miss-Alaska Anchorage and Murray State-UC Irvine, Nov. 23, followed by San Francisco-Central Michigan and New Mexico State-Dartmouth, Nov. 24. Tip-off times will be announced later.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Troy Gillenwater To Forgo Senior Season, Remain In NBA Draft

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball junior forward Troy Gillenwater has decided to remain in the NBA draft. He led the Aggies in both scoring and rebounding with 18.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 2010-11.

“After thinking long and hard about Troy’s situation, we feel it is in his best interest to remain in the NBA draft,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “Troy’s decision was a tough one for him. Financially for his family, it is in their best interest for him to start his professional career.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Laroche Dons A New Uniform Saturday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State junior Hernst Laroche not only leads the Aggie men’s basketball team on the court but also in the classroom. The steady point guard from Montreal needed only three years to graduate.

Laroche earned a bachelor’s degree in government and will join his fellow graduates in NM State’s afternoon commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Pan American Center. He is the first one in his family to graduate from an American university. Next season, Laroche plans to take business courses to fulfill pre-requisites for NM State’s MBA program.

“I’m very excited,” he said. “I think it’s an honor and something great that I’ve accomplished in my life.”

Laroche tackled his academics with the same tenacity he takes onto the basketball court, which allowed him to earn a degree in just three years.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds Weary To Aggie Roster

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has signed Eric Weary Jr. to a National Letter of Intent. Weary is a 6-5 guard from New Orleans, La.

“Eric is the first recruit to sign in the period, and we’re very happy to get his signature after his official visit went really well,” Menzies said. “We felt like it was a perfect fit for both sides. Eric led New Orleans in scoring, and he has a knack from putting the ball in the basket, and that’s always something to look for in a recruit. Eric also brings a dynamic work ethic and character to the Aggie family.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Wendell McKines Interview :: 04/17/11

Interview courtesy of Ben Przeslak. You can check out his YouTube page itsWetWilly2 for more videos including a few Aggie vlogs.