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Mountain West Basketball Countdown: #17 - Lindsey Drew

The sophomore guard comes in at 17 on the list.

NCAA Basketball: New Mexico at Nevada Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

With the abundance of win-now talent in Reno, sophomore point guard Lindsey Drew and the Wolf Pack are primed to contend for a Mountain West title.

Nevada returns almost every impactful player from last season’s CBI championship team besides Marqueze Coleman. The Wolf Pack also add Marcus Marshall - a sharpshooter who can fill it up from deep.

The Mountain West Connection staff is projecting a promising season from Drew, a former three-star recruit by the way of Los Angeles. Drew is a tenacious defender (+4.4 defensive box plus/minus last season), who also recorded national marks in steal percentage.

Despite his 6-4 height, Drew also finished with a 3.1% block percentage last season, which was good for 14th in the conference. All but one player (Karachi Edo) in the top 17 in the league in block percentage was 6-7 or taller.

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