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Mountain West Basketball Countdown: #5 - Trey Kell

Trey Kell is fifth in the MW countdown.

NCAA Basketball: Fresno State at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Leading off the top 5 in the MW Countdown is San Diego State’s Trey Kell.

Kell, a junior guard from San Diego, was a key cog in the Aztec offense last season, leading SDSU in points per game and three-point shooting. Alongside Jeremy Hemsley (9th in the MW Countdown) and incoming Missouri transfer Montaque Gill-Caesar (named preseason newcomer of the year), the San Diego State backcourt will be a force to be reckoned with.

Look for Kell to rise up and guide the Aztecs this season on the offensive side. Despite the fourth-best defensive efficiency ranking in the country, SDSU narrowly missed the NCAA Tournament, mostly due to offensive hiccups from the first two months of the season that resulted in a lackluster 7-6 non-conference record. The Aztecs had 13 games in which it failed to record a team shooting percentage better than 40%.

Kell, who was named to the MWC preseason first team, is a primetime talent who can singlehandedly will the Aztecs to the NCAA Tournament. When making more than half of his three-point attempts last season, San Diego State was 10-0. SDSU was also 19-1 when Kell converted 40% or more of his field goal attempts. When he’s shooting the ball well, the Aztecs are impossible to beat.

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