Despite a myriad of post-season tournaments extending welcome invites to have Boise State participate in their tournament, it looks like the 2015-2016 campaign will end without one final send-off for Leon Rice and company. The Broncos have declined to participate in any additional basketball this season after losing in the semifinals of the Mountain West Tournament to Colorado State. Despite dropping their last two games of the year, the program will finish 20-12, for their fourth consecutive twenty-plus win season.
The lack of a culminating outing for the Broncos is especially bitter for senior Anthony Drmic, who rounds out his career as the Boise State's second all-time leading scorer with 1,942 points, just two points shy of Tanoka Beard's school record. With one just one more potential game, it would've been safe to assume that Drmic would easily have surpassed Beard's mark comfortably. However, Drmic does finish with the school record for games played, having competed in 131 contests over his four year career. The Australian native plans to sign with an agent and pursue professional opportunities after graduation.
The Broncos will also say goodbye to senior Mikey Thompson, who spent the last four seasons as a cornerstone of a Boise State program that totaled 87 victories and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. Thompson went out in style, finishing this season with career bests in minutes played, field goal percentage, rebounds, assists and steals. The athletic guard from Las Vegas also led the team in assists this year, averaging 3.8 dimes per contest.
The focal point of Boise State's off-season will likely center around forward James Webb III's decision to enter the NBA Draft. Webb has been projected anywhere from a late-first round to an un-drafted prospect but with changes in the traditional NCAA rules, Webb can now declare for the draft and return to school, pending his doesn't sign with an agent.
Combined with versatile forward Nick Duncan and blossoming guard Chandler Hutchison, Boise State should have a solid foundation to build off heading into next season, if Webb should choose to return. A recruiting class headlined by a pair of 6' 4" guards in Justinian Jessup and Alex Hobbs should also add some depth while Rice will be relying on key pieces like Paris Austin to take on a bigger role.