Welcome to another Tuesday edition of Mountaintop View, we hope everyone had a great memorial day. As always we have some links to keep you updated on. We have continued coverage of Fresno State’s postseason baseball run, more transfer basketball news and, of course, offseason football.
Djordjije Sljivancanin leaves UNLV, opens up scholarship
6-10 forward Djordjije Sljivancanin has left the UNLV program. Sljivancanin will remain enrolled at UNLV but will not be apart of the basketball team. Since being recruited in 2016 Sljivancanin hasn’t gotten much playing time and has dealt with numerous injuries. With the open scholarship coach Otzelberger says it could be used on anyone, a transfer or a HS recruit. UNLV’s head coach also says it’s possible they hold on to the open spot until the right player comes along.
Fresno State heading to regionals
After winning the MW tournament the Bulldogs have drawn a 2 seed in the Stanford Regional. Fresno State will face UC Santa Barbara in their first game which will take place at Stanford on Friday at 7PM. The game can be watched on ESPN3. the one seeded Stanford Cardinal will take on Sacramento State in the first round. The last time the Bulldogs were in the NCAA tournament was 2012 when Aaron Judge was a Sophomore.
Trey Smith ready to be big part of Wyoming backfield
After spending four years with Louisville, Trey Smith is going to get a shot to reinforce a depleted Wyoming backfield. the 6 foot 218 pound running back announced his decision to transfer to Wyoming last week and, being that he is a grad transfer with only one year of eligibility, he intends to be a big part of the Cowboys running game. After four years and minimal carries at Louisville, Smith is set to have a big role with Wyoming as he is one of only two currently healthy RBs (Xazavian Valladay). Jevon Bigelow has already left the program and Reow Jackson should be ready by Fall. The opportunity is there for Smith to make a big impact.
Nevada lands Oregon State transfer
Excited to start a new chapter with the Wolf Pack!! #BattleBorn pic.twitter.com/On5x5gHTO9— Warren Washington (@warrenw22) May 27, 2019
Carvacho returning to CSU
Source: Nico Carvacho is returning to Colorado State next season. Was an early entrant to the 2019 NBA Draft.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 27, 2019
On the Horizon:
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Group of Five New Years Six Pretenders and Contenders
- Coming Thursday: Ranking Boise State’s Best Players: Number 14