Wednesday, November 12, 2008


As you may know, the NMSU men's team doesn't have any scholarships to fill during the signing period that runs from Nov. 12-19. The NMSU women are expected to sign three post players that they have received verbal committments from over the past three months so keep an eye out for that in the SN.

Here is a couple paragraphs from an AP story on Nevada's two signings.

Nevada basketball lands 2 big men recruits
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada coach Mark Fox said Wednesday he has signed two big men as part of the early recruiting period to join the Wolf Pack in 2009-10 and shore up a shortage of front-line players.
Steven Bjornstad, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound center from Vancouver, Wash., and Devonte Elliott, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from Paramount, Calif., signed the national letters of intent.
Fox also announced that Mark McLaughlin, a 6-foot-5 guard from Kenmore, Wash., has been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center and next season will honor the letter of intent he signed last November to attend Nevada.
Bjornstad averaged 18.6 points, 10.8 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game last season at Columbia River High School. He also shot 80 percent from the field and helped the Chieftains to a 21-7 overall record and the 3A Greater St. Helens League championship last year.


Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the men's team have a scholarship to give? The NCAA allows for 13 scholarship players on the roster. I only count 12 players who will be on scholarship for 2009-10...1. Gibson, 2. Laroche, 3. Joyner, 4. Young, 5. Castillo, 6. Watson, 7. Lumpkins, 8. McKines, 9. Gillenwater, 10. Gabriel, 11. Rahman, 12. N'Doye. Who is the 13th player to be on scholarship for next season? Makhtar Diop?

Jason Groves said...

You are correct, but I believe the 13th scholarship isn't a given at this time. If the program continues to improve its APR score, they will have 13, but that won't be determined until the spring. Diop will be a walkon