This post is for those who believe Remi Barry is the answer to all of the Aggies' problems. How does anyone know? Who has seen him play? When was the last time a freshman at NMSU made a major impact? If you want to put the pressure on a freshman to save the season, that's your opinion. I doubt the coaching staff shares that opinion however. This is how the Aggies will start the season.
C — Hamidu Rahman or Chili Nephawe.....not a huge difference
PF — Wendell McKines
SF — Tyrone Watson
SG — Christian Kabongo
PG — Hernst Laroche
As I wrote in my column last week, Barry, Weary or any player to be named later is going to have to contribute at some point next year for the Aggies to be a good team. You can't start a freshman over Watson, who started every game as a sophomore and what player on the current roster can shoot the 3? Unless we are talking about YouTube clips from high school or AAU games.
I also don't understand how people think the Aggies are just going to magically play defense? McKines has played defense and rebounded, CK and Hernst do when they feel like it. But they are going to have to do it every night to replace a consistent 20 point per game scorer. If you feel like they can win scoring in the 60s all of a sudden, more power to you but you have to be realistic.
I wrote that the Aggies would win 26 games last year because I felt they had the type of team to do it. I have no problem talking the Aggies up if warranted. I feel differently about the upcoming squad.