- According to a release from the San Diego State basketball program, head coach Brian Dutcher has added Boise State assistant coach Chris Acker to his staff. The former Broncos and Hawai’i assistant has a strong defensive emphasis and is expected to contribute significantly on the recruiting end of things, where he has deep ties on the West Coast.
- In a shocking turn on events, New Mexico guard Anthony Mathis has announced his intention to graudate and transfer from the Lobos program, leaving a massive void in head coach Paul Weir’s roster. Mathis averaged 14.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists and shot 41.6% from behind the arc last season.
- While not exactly Mountain West news (but news that could impact the conference coaching landscape), Arizona has hired Northern Arizona head coach Jack Murphy to their associate head coach role. The new (and lone) Division I vacancy atop the Lumberjacks program will surely be the targeted by many coaches throughout the conference. On a side note, the Wildcats also recently released their non-conference schedule for the 2019-2020 campaign, which will include a meeting on Thursday, November 14th against San Jose State in Tucson.
- All has been quiet on the Jordan Brown front, since new Nevada head coach Steve Alford’s recent comments that he believes Brown will be back on campus in Reno next season. Brown is said to be considering a transfer to Arizona, Arizona State, Kentucky, Saint Mary’s and Texas A&M, among other schools.
- And finally, UNLV gradutate transfer Shakur Juiston is visiting Oregon, while also considering Grand Canyon and Seton Hall, per a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Juiston averaged 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for the Runnin’ Rebels in 2018-2019.
Source: UNLV grad transfer Shakur Juiston will visit Oregon next week. Already visited Grand Canyon. Seton Hall also in the mix. Immediately eligible.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 31, 2019