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.
- 10: Nick Duncan, Boise State
- 11: Jason McManamen, Wyoming
- 12: Hayden Graham, Air Force
- 13: Malik Pope, San Diego State
- 14: D.J. Fenner, Nevada
- 15: Brandon Clarke, San Jose State
- 16: Karachi Edo, Fresno State
- 17: Lindsey Drew, Nevada
- 18: Cullen Russo, Fresno State
- 19: Zylan Cheatham, San Diego State
- 20: Trevor Lyons, Air Force
- 21: Chandler Hutchison, Boise State
- 22: Alan Herndon, Wyoming
- 23: Paris Austin, Boise State
- 24: Shane Rector, Utah State
- 25: Koby McEwen, Utah State