Broncos Picked Second in MW Poll
Oct. 13, 2015

LAS VEGAS -Boise State men’s basketball was picked to finish second in the Mountain West in a preseason poll of media members from the league’s 11 markets, the conference announced Tuesday. Anthony Drmic and James Webb III were selected to the preseason All-Mountain West First Team.

 

San Diego State led the preseason poll with 272 points and 22 of the 25 first-place votes. Boise State picked up two first-place votes and tallied 234 points in the poll. The Aztecs have been picked to finish first in four of the last six preseason polls.

 

The Broncos are the defending Mountain West champions, sharing the title with San Diego State last season and earning the top seed in the conference tournament by virtue of a season sweep against the Aztecs. Both teams return three starters.

 

Drmic is not one of Boise State’s three returning starters, but the school’s seventh all-time leading scorer is back for a second senior campaign after playing just seven games prior to season-ending ankle surgery. Drmic was also picked to the preseason All-MW First Team prior to last season. He has twice made the All-Mountain West Second Team at year’s end.

 

Webb, a redshirt junior, is the only non-senior on the preseason all-conference team. He was a second-team All-MW pick last season as well as the conference’s newcomer of the year and an all-defensive team selection.

 

Boise State is the only school with two representatives on the five-member preseason all-conference team. Joining Drmic and Webb are Josh Adams (Wyoming), Marvelle Harris (Fresno State) and Winston Shepard (San Diego State). Harris, the only returning member of last year’s All-MW First Team, was chosen as the preseason MW Player of the Year.

 

 Preseason Mountain West Media Poll

1.            San Diego State (272) (22 first-place votes)

2.            Boise State (234) (2 first-place votes)

3.            Utah State (190)

4.            UNLV (185)

5.            Fresno State (182) (1 first-place vote)

6.            New Mexico (164)

7.            Colorado State (144)

8.            Wyoming (101)

9.            Nevada (97)

10.          Air Force (51)

11.          San José State (30)

 

Preseason All-Mountain West First Team

Marvelle Harris, Sr., G, Fresno State

Winston Shepard, Sr., F, San Diego State

Anthony Drmic, Sr., G/F, Boise State

James Webb III, Jr., F, Boise State

Josh Adams, Sr., G, Wyoming

 

Preseason Player of the Year

Marvelle Harris, Sr., G, Fresno State

 

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Tim Williams, Jr., F, New Mexico

 

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Stephen Zimmerman, Fr., F, UNLV


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