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Posted On: 11/19/18 5:57 PM
The Mountain West Team Recruiting Rankings are led by UNLV and Colorado State who both collected top 200 level players when talent began signing national letters of intent last Wednesday. Where does your team rank? Find out at Prep Hoops!
One. UNLV. New Jersey point guard Josh Pierre-Louis is the highest ranked Mountain West signed talent so far this year coming in at 114th in the country. The 6-foot-1 lead guard will instantly pair with Los Angeles guard Ethan Anderson who is a top 200 level player in the country himself.
Two. Colorado State. New Head Coach Niko Medved and assistant Dave Thorson signed three quality players in their first recruiting effort as Rams coaches. The biggest name is top 200 forward David Roddy who selected the Rams over Big Ten teams Northwestern and Minnesota in a heavy battle that came down to the final week. The Rams also added Texas PG Isaiah Stevens (ranked 312th in the 2019 class) and 6-foot-9 James Moors from New Zealand who had double figure offers including Loyola and Middle Tennessee.
Three. Utah State. Another new coaching staff getting the job down in their first attempt, Craig Smith and his coaches inked four players last week. Utah State will look for instant impact from North Idaho College pair RayQuan Evans (6-foot-4 shooting guard who is 26th in the Prep Hoops Juco rankings) and Alphonso Anderson (6-foot-7 power forward ranked 34th). Liam McChesney is a frontcourt player that impressed people this summer, he’s from way up in Northern Canada. Finally, Cade Potter, a four man that was ranked in the recent Prep Hoops 500.
Four. Boise State. It’s a two person class but a group that includes Ray J Dennis, a Chicago guard ranked 208th in the country, and Bryce Peters, a 6-foto-5 shooting guard that is ranked by Prep Hoops as a top 50 juco prospect.
Five. Nevada. Coach Eric Musselman has a class of seven seniors so there are several scholarships to give for next year. At the moment though Nevada has only added one player, small forward Eric Parrish. Parrish was originally at Akron before transferring to the junior college level. Parrish is a 6-foot-7 small forward ranked 17th among junior college players.
Six. Fresno State. The Bulldogs grabbed themselves a 6-foot-10 center in Orlando Robinson who is ranked 257th in the nation overall by Prep Hoops and 34th when it comes to centers.
Seven. Wyoming. Wyoming’s lone signed player so far is Kenny Foster, the most talented senior prospect in the state of Colorado. Foster is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard ranked 308th in the nation overall.
Eight. New Mexico. The Lobos will bring 6-foot-7 small forward Emmanuel Andrew down to The Pit next year. Andrew is from Utah and ranked as the 416th player in the recent Prep Hoops top 500 for the 2019 class.
Nine. Air Force. Air Force of course doesn’t have a list of signed players to letters of intent so we don’t officially know what they are bringing in. We are aware of six commitments to the basketball program including Carter Murphy and Carter Hall each of which had five D1 offers.
Where do each of the Mountain West teams rank nationally in the Prep Hoops Top 150 Team Rankings? Hit the link below and locate your team!