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Mountain West Basketball Countdown: #10 - Nick Duncan

Boise State’s forward is in the top 10 of the MW countdown.

NCAA Basketball: Boise State at UNLV Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Boise State senior forward cracks the top 10 in this year’s Mountain West countdown.

Duncan, by the way of Sydney, Australia, has showcased his perimeter shooting ability since becoming a Bronco back in 2013. The 6-8, 245-pounder has drained 179 triples in three seasons and will be a key cog in BSU’s inexperienced offense this season. Despite his unusual body type for a perimeter shooter, Duncan maneuvers between off-ball screens and has a deadly pump fake that keeps defenders honest. He uses these tactics to maximize the space between himself and his matchup, which increases the likelihood of a higher percentage shot.

Duncan is no slouch on defense, either. He typically matches up against the opposing team’s top forward/center, using his big frame to do the dirty work down low. He’s about as entertaining as college basketball players come, and he will carry a tremendous responsibility of guiding this Broncos team on and off the court this season. BSU says goodbye to three double-digit scorers, so we are anticipating Duncan’s offensive numbers to balloon in the 2016-17 campaign.

You won’t find many players in the country that play with as much fire and tenacity as Duncan, making him an easy choice as a top 10 player in this year’s countdown.

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