Colorado State’s Gian Clavell is listed #4 in our 2016 MW countdown.
Clavell, who is coming off season-ending hand and shoulder injuries, was granted an additional year of eligibility and is primed for a huge season.
In 10 games last year, Clavell averaged 20.8, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He also recorded an astounding 36.9 minutes a night. Clavell is a fantastic scorer, knocking down 42.2% of his three-point attempts last year.
Although a small sample size from last season, many pundits know what Clavell is capable of accomplishing. When healthy, he is a dynamic scorer and floor leader, who will play a big part in whether or not CSU can make a push for a tournament run with Emmanuel Omogbo entering his senior season.
Clavell has been named the “heartbeat” of the Rams, and he brings not only scoring and stat-measured results, but also vocal leadership. He used his time last season on the sidelines to understand the game to a greater degree, while motivating his teammates.
Clavell is likely the most important player to his respective team in the Mountain West this season.
- 4: Gian Clavell, Colorado State
- 5: Trey Kell, San Diego State
- 6: Jalen Moore, Utah State
- 7: Emmanuel Omogbo, Colorado State
- 8: Marcus Marshall, Nevada
- 9: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State
- 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