Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

Wendell McKines Returns To Aggies Tonight Against Alcorn State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior forward Wendell McKines is set to return to the New Mexico State men’s basketball team for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. He will make his first appearance against Alcorn State, Monday, Dec. 21.

NM State Men’s And Women’s Basketball To Be Televised 21 Times In 2009-2010 Season

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State will distribute a combined 17 men’s and women’s basketball games in the 2009-10 basketball season through its AggieVision production group. In addition, four NM State men’s basketball games will be televised nationally on the ESPN family of networks.

Seven women’s basketball games will be part of the AggieVision schedule, including non-conference games against Kansas, UTEP, and UNM. In addition, AggieVision will also produce and distribute four conference games.

"TV coverage for this program is imperative," said Darin Spence, head women’s basketball coach. "We have the best home schedule we have ever had and this TV schedule gives us a great opportunity to showcase the program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

WAC Preseason Polls Released; Men Picked 3rd; Women Picked 5th and 6th

The preseason coaches and media polls for the 2009-2010 WAC basketball season were released today and the men's team under third year head coach Marvin Menzies was picked to finish third by both the coaches and media. The Aggies received six first place votes from the media. Junior guard Jahmar Young was named to the Preseason First Team All-WAC team by both the media and the coaches.

On the women's side the Aggies, under the direction of Darin Spence who enters his seventh season as head coach, the Aggies were picked ot finish sixth by the coaches and sixth by the media. The Aggies placed two players on the preseason All-WAC teams as Madison Spence was picked First Team All-WAC by both the media and the coaches while University of Texas transfer Crystal Boyd was chosen Second Team All-WAC by the media.

The men's team kicks off the season with an exhibition against Western New Mexico on Monday, November 2 and then opens regular season play at St. Mary's on Friday, November 13 while the women's team kicks off the season on the road at Cal State-Northridge on Friday, November 13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Men's Basketball To Appear Three Times On ESPNU, Once On ESPN2 In '09/'10 Season

The WAC has released the 2009/2010 ESPN television schedule for men's basketball and the Aggies will have three games televised by ESPNU. The Aggies will open the WAC season and the New Year at home against Utah State (January 2nd) and Nevada (January 4th). Both games will be televised on ESPNU. The Aggies will travel to Moscow January 11th to take on the Vandals and that game will also be televised on ESPNU. The Aggies return game against Idaho at the Pan American Center will be televised on ESPN2.

In addition several Aggie home games will be televised on AggieVision. The Aggies will also be the road team for this season's ESPN BracketBusters Challenge. A total of 98 mid-major teams will do inter-conference battle and 11 of those games will be televised on the ESPN family of networks.

Aggie Men's Basketball Picked To Win The WAC By Blue Ribbon Yearbook

The 2009/2010 Aggie men's basketball team was picked to win the league by the Blue Ribbon Yearbook in their annual preview. The Aggies return nearly everyone from last year's team that finished 17-15 and advanced to the WAC semifinals before losing to eventual WAC tournament champion Utah State.

Junior guard Jahmar Young was named to the Blue Ribbon Yearbook Preseason All-WAC team along with Nevada's Luke Babbit, Idaho's Mac Hopson, San Jose State's Adrian Oliver and Hawaii's Roderick Flemings.

BLUE RIBBON FORECAST: WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

1. New Mexico State
2. Utah State
3. Nevada
4. Fresno State
5. San Jose State
6. Louisiana Tech
7. Idaho
8. Boise State
9. Hawai’i  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Releases 2009-2010 Basketball Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

View the 2009/2010 Men's Basketball Schedule

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With a trip to one of the most storied programs in college basketball and 15 regular season games in the Pan American Center, the New Mexico State men’s basketball team is set for an exciting season in 2009-10. Third-year head coach Marvin Menzies announced the schedule, Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Currently, the Aggies have a nationally televised game on ESPN2 scheduled when WAC foe Idaho travels to Las Cruces (Feb. 24).

“I’m happy with the schedule,” Menzies said. “With the guys that we’re lacing them up with, we put ourselves in a good situation to be successful. I think we have a competitive schedule that will allow us to bring the new players along but, at the same time, give the returning guys a quality experience with challenging games.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Signs Guard Da'shawn Gomez

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has signed Da’shawn Gomez to a National Letter of Intent, Thursday, May 14. Gomez is a 6-1 guard from Inglewood, Calif.

"Getting a kid like Da'shawn Gomez, out of Southern California, is a big feather in our cap," Menzies said. "That is an area we have concentrated recruiting efforts, and he is highly respected in that area. We look for Da’shawn to come in and compete for minutes at the point guard and two guard positions."

As a senior, Gomez was named a first team All-California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division IV-AA honoree after leading Inglewood High School to a 24-7 record and the CIF-SS Division IV-AA title game. He posted a team-best 22 points in the Sentinels’ loss to Ocean View, 76-47.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Menzies Adds B.J. West to Aggie Men's Basketball Roster

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has signed B.J. West to a National Letter of Intent, Wednesday, May 6. West is a power forward/center from Cheneyville, La.
 
"When B.J. visited campus, he was obviously a perfect fit for us at NM State," Menzies said. "He is an extremely talented big man with a huge upside. We are optimistic he can come in and compete for minutes right away."
 
This season at God's Academy in Dallas, Texas, West guided the team to a 35-7 record. The Ambassadors were the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I National Champions and Texas High School Freelance State Champions. West and God's Academy finished second at the National Christian Educated Basketball Association (NCEBA) National Tournament and third at the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) Tournament.
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Jahmar Young Named First Team All-WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - New Mexico State sophomore guard Jahmar Young has earned first team All-WAC honors, the conference office announced Sunday, March 8. This is Young's first career selection, which is voted on by the WAC coaches.

The Baltimore, Md., native, Young led both the Aggies and the conference in scoring with 18.1 points per game. He shot 46.3 percent from the field, 42.5 percent from the 3-point line and 81.6 from the free-throw line. Young guided NM State to a 9-7 league record, which tied for third place in the WAC.

"I'm excited for Jahmar," head coach Marvin Menzies said. "He's made significant growth over the last two years and to receive accolades for his success is rewarding."

The Aggies, who are the No. 5 seed, open the WAC Tournament against No. 4 seed Boise State, Thursday, March 12, at 1 p.m., in Reno, Nev.

2008-09 WAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Award Winners  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jahmar Young Earns NABC First Team All-District Honors

KANSAS CITY, MO - Jahmar Young is one of eight WAC players to earn NABC All-District honors for District 6. Young earned First Team honors along with Utah State's Gary Wilkinson, Nevada's Luke Babbitt, Idaho's Mac Hopson and Nevada's Armon Johnson. Jahmar leads the WAC in scoring at 18.5 points per game. He is also averaging 4.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He has scored over 30 points twice this season, 33 against Loyola Marymount and 32 against San Jose State. He's scored over 20 points in seven games this season.  Continue Reading This Post >>