The 2022–23 NCAA Division I men's basketball season will begin on November 8, 2022. As we are still in the month of August and at least 2 months away from the start of the new season, it’s too early to have projections on which team will win the Mountain West Division. Last year Boise State had the best winning record in the division with 15-3 and topped Colorado State by one win in the regular season. Boise State managed to win the Mountain West Division and won the Division Finals season against the 3rd ranked team, San Diego State, the MW Division reigning champions at the time.
For the upcoming season, all college teams have signed with new talents that are yet to be proven in the Division. We are going to present you the top 5 best newcomers that are projected to have a great impact on their new teams and personal success in the MW Basketball Division.
5. Darrion Trammell - San Diego State
The Aztecs are very known for their great signing and using the off season to build up their team. This off season was no different, as they managed to sign Darrion Trammell. The 5-foot-10 guard is coming back for his 3rd college season. The first 2 seasons Darrion played for Seattle U Redhawks, where he averaged 18.7 points, 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game. The Aztecs are definitely going to benefit from this new signing and it’s most likely that we will see them in another final in the Mountain West Division. If you enjoy online basketball betting, check out the best Michigan online casinos.
4. Taylor Funk - Utah State
The Aggies lost some veteran experience this off season with the leaving of Justin Bean, Brandon Horvath and Brock Miller. The Aggies signed Taylor Funk to fill that gap. A 6-foot-8 forward, Taylor Funk is definitely going to bring some experience in the team as he is headed for his 6th NCAA season. Funk has stared in more than 100 games in the NCAA for the Hawks where he averaged 12 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for his college career.
3. Elijah Harkless - UNLV
Bryce Hamilton, the leading scorer for the 2021-2022 MW Division decided to declare for the 2022 NBA Draft. The Rebels had to look for solutions in order to cover the gap with the leaving of their leading scorer. Elijah Harkless played 2 full years in The Big 12 Conference and is one of the favorites to get the newcomer of the year award. Harkless in his last season in Oklahoma averaged 10 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 29 minutes per game, while shooting 42.3% from the field and 32.3% on 3-point attempts.
2. Josiah Allick - New Mexico
New Mexico last season was definitely lacking a big man in the post who will protect the paint. the Lobos have decided to sign Josiah Allick, a forward who will play his 4th NCAA season after spending the first 3 seasons for Kansas City where he started more than 50 games. Last season Allick averaged 12.9 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and shot 55% from the field. In addition to the already proven Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Jaelen House, Josiah Allick is expected to play a key role next season.
1. Isaih Moore - Fresno State
Orlando Robinson averaged 19.4 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game for the Bulldogs last season and decided to take his talents to the NBA. This left the Bulldogs with no choice but to look for a top talent that can cover the absence of Robinson. Isaih Moore was the best choice for the Bulldogs as he played 3 full NCAA season. Last season, Moore played for the Southern Miss where he averaged 13.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.