Welcome to September, everyone. As always we have a new set of links, this time with a heavy dose of hoops and Jon Rothstein tweets.
Justinian Jessup, fresh off his final season at BSU, is headed to play professional basketball in Australia for the NBL. Jessup hopes his stint in Australia is short as he intends to make an NBA roster in the near future. Jessup will still be available for the NBA draft in October and if he goes undrafted he hopes to use the NBL season to improve his stock as a free agent the following year. Jessup says “it’s only a matter of time” before he finds his way to the NBA.
Who knows how the basketball season will play out but as of now UW has found teams to compete in the Wyoming Basketball Classic. While Wyoming has not revealed the names of the teams the tournament is scheduled to take place November 27-30.
Jon Rothstein’s MW power ranking
Mountain West Preseason Power Rankings:— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 31, 2020
1. San Diego State
2. Boise State
3. Utah State
5. Colorado State
6. New Mexico
8. Fresno State
10. San Jose State
11. Air Force
Nathan Mensah back healthy for SDSU
San Diego State's Nathan Mensah (respiratory illness) is expected to be fully cleared and ready for the start of practice, per Brian Dutcher.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) August 31, 2020
Only played 13 games last season.
On the horizon:
- Later Today: A Utah State Opponent Lost for the Spring?
- Later Today: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: West Division Stadiums
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: The MWC vs the AAC: 2019 Season Comparison