Men's Basketball News

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Men's Basketball News

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 >>

NM State vs Cal State-Fullerton Game Links

New Mexico State (14-12) vs. Cal State-Fullerton (13-13)
Tip-off: 7:00 P.M. MT
Television: N/A
Radio: Aggie Sports Network
Streaming Video: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Live Stats: Live Stats

Cal State-Fullerton Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Cal State-Fullerton Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008-2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release

NM State vs. Fresno State Game Links

New Mexico State (12-12, 6-5) vs. Fresno State (10-15, 2-8)
Tip-off: 7:00 P.M. MT
Television: AggieVision | ESPN Full Court
Radio: Aggie Sports Network
Streaming Video: ESPN360.com
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Live Stats: Live Stats

UPDATE: Aggies win 79-71 in OT

Fresno State Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Fresno State Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008-2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Menzies Interview :: 02/13/09

NM State vs. Nevada Game Links

New Mexico State (11-12, 5-5) vs. Nevada (13-9, 6-3)
Tip-off: 6:00 P.M. MT
Television: ESPN2
Radio: Aggie Sports Network
Streaming Video: N/A
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Live Stats: NevadaWolfPack.com Live Stats

UPDATE: Aggies win 62-60, first win in Reno since 02/03/2000.

Nevada Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Nevada Media Release

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release | bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Menzies Interview :: 02/02/09

NM State vs. Utah State Game Links

New Mexico State (11-11, 5-4) vs. Utah State (21-1, 9-0)
Series History: Utah State leads 29-25, 19-7 in Logan and 2-1 on neutral courts. NM State leads 17-8 in Las Cruces.
Tip-off: 7:00 P.M. MT
Television: AggieVision | ESPN Full Court
Radio: Aggie Sports Network
Streaming Video: ESPN360.com
Streaming Audio: Aggie Access (subscription required)
Live Stats: UtahStateAggies.com Live Stats

UPDATE: Aggies lose 78-59

Utah State Roster | 2008/2009 Stats | Utah State Media Release | Stew Morrill Press Conference Quotes (02/03/09)

NMSU Roster | NMSU 2008/2009 Stats | NMSU Media Release

Jahmar Young Named WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State sophomore guard Jahmar Young has been named the WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 26-Feb. 1. The honor marks the first career WAC Player of the Week award for Young.

Young led the Aggies to a pair of wins over San Jose State and Hawai'i. Against San Jose State, Young scored a season-high 32 points, one shy of tying his career-high mark. He blocked a career-high two shots against the Spartans and tied his career-best mark for steals (four) and season-best mark for field goal shots made (nine). In the win against Hawai'i, Young led the way with 25 points and seven rebounds. He was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line and was 3-of-4 from behind the 3-point line.

“I’m happy for Jahmar,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “He’s been very consistent lately. He has let the offense come to him and he’s been doing the little things to help us win games.”   Continue Reading This Post >>