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Mountaintop View 6-21-18

NBA draft previews, MWC basketball news, and some not so great off-season news.

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Thursday is here and it’s draft day in the NBA. Sounds like two MWC bball alum could hear their names called tonight. Until then, read about some conference news, with the main focus being on basketball.

Bulldogs hoops hire an assistant coach.

New Fresno State assistant Tarvish Felton brings 19 years of coaching experience with him, including the last 10 at conference foe Utah State. His track record speaks for himself, as he has been a part of 20 All-MWC selections and two conference players of the year. Great hire for the new Bulldogs staff.

The Lobos have a new director of player development.

Sarah Works has been hired to lead the charge at this position. Look at her resume, for real. Both her playing career and post-playing career are loaded with accomplishments. Looks like a great hire. She will get to work (I know, I’m real funny) for the MBB team this upcoming season.

Also in Albuquerque, trouble continues to find football team.

Unfortunately, allegations and New Mexico football have been too connected that anyone affiliated with the program would like. This week, they suspended Rayshawn Boyce from the team following his rest on charges on beating his girlfriend and a teammate. Stay tuned.

Interview with Chandler Hutchison.

BJ Rains of the Idaho Press-Tribune is on location at the NBA draft. He talks to Hutchison about the draft process and previews tomorrow. Watch while you can, as Boise State content will eventually be going behind a paywall at the IPT.

Draft profile on Brandon McCoy.

Sports Illustrated takes a look at McCoy, who spent a year at UNLV and averaged a double double. They highlight his mature body, production, and descent shot for a big man. They also question is shot-blocking and passing skills and wonder what his game will look like against advanced competition (but isn’t that the question for everyone?). They don’t think he has a ton of upside, but conclude that he can have a nice NBA career as a role player if he reaches his projection.

On the horizon:

  • Later today: A look at MWC NBA draft prospects
  • On Friday: The latest MWC Roundtable looks at Boise State’s NY6 chances.
  • On Friday: Friday Night Lights continues. This week looking at Mountain Pointe HS in Arizona.