Happy Tuesday, everyone. We are inching closer to the start of MW action again but until then we have news on MW players in the NBA, academic all-star teams and pre-season watch lists. Take a look!
Nevada alumni Jordan Caroline and Cody Martin have finished their pre season play with their respective NBA teams. Through five games Caroline averaged 14.6 PPG (20.3 over his last 3) and 4 RPG. Caroline led the Lakers to a 25 point comeback against the warriors while scoring 20 points on 7-8 from the field. Martin, with the Hornets, averaged 8.6 PPG and 3.6 RPG through 5 games. Both Martin and Caroline were starters for their teams when healthy.
The Mountain West has broken its previous record of 1,000 all academic honorees for the Spring session. These athletes come from MW basketball, golf, softball, baseball, diving, tennis, and track and field. In order to be an honoree athletes must have over a 3.0 GPA and be a significant contributor for their team.
The MW’s best returning cornerbacks
Here are the highest-graded returning cornerbacks in the Mountain West this upcoming season. They are led by Nevada's Daniel Brown and his 78.1 overall grade. pic.twitter.com/9M0qKrBTnm— PFF College (@PFF_College) July 16, 2019
Maxwell Football pre-season watch list has been released with 4 MW on the list
On the horizon:
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: 2019 Crystal Ball (Mountain Division)
- Coming Wednesday: MWC Teams as Types of Beers
- Coming Thursday: Peak Perspective: State of the Rebels: Has UNLV Reached its Full Potential Under Tony Sanchez?
- Coming Thursday: Ranking Boise State’s Top Players: Number 7