Mountain West Basketball: Season Preview 2020-21

Biggest Mountain West basketball questions

does san diego state take a step back?

So what happens without the trio of Flynn, Wetzell and Feagin? That’s the question Aztecs fans will confront as the program hopes to retain Top 25 status.

Gomez’s ability to slide into point guard position will be the key. Transitioning from Flynn to Gomez, SDSU loses about five inches of height and has a drop-off defensively but gains one of the country’s elite perimeter shooters. Replacing an All-American will always be challenging, and Gomez’s addition should alter San Diego State’s approach.

how does utah state replace sam merrill?

Just like San Diego State, Utah State will hope to avoid a sharp decline without a star player. Unlike SDSU, though, the Aggies don’t have a scorer like Terrell Gomez poised to succeed Sam Merrill.

This doesn’t mean a starter-quality player can’t emerge. Marco Anthony never had much of a chance to show his worth behind Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome at Virginia. Two years under Tony Bennett and a redshirt year with Craig Smith is about as good as it gets for any college player. If Anthony isn’t ready, two-sport athlete Rollie Worster is a two-time Gatorade basketball player of the year out of Montana and threw for 3,400 yards as a quarterback.

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