Friday, December 6, 2013

Should Tanveer redshirt? Other notes

I'm having a tough time on this one, but it's an obvious question after Remi Barry's knee injury and how tired the Aggies bigs appeared in Wednesday's loss to UNM.

NMSU wanted to sit Tanveer Bhullar this season, and I believe it's still the best option. I think the one reason Tanveer should join his brother in the frontcourt rotation would be for his personal development. I disagree with most that adding another center isn't what the Aggies need since undersized post players have had big games against the Aggies (Colorado State, W. Mich., UNM)  so far this year, and that other than UNM, the Aggies remaining schedule consists of undersized post players. Although Tanveer showed a different skillset than his brother, adding another slow player doesn't make sense to me.

In the past, the individual player has had some say in this type of situation. Renaldo Dixon should have sat out the 2010-11 season, but he opted to get some limited playing time after Wendell McKines, Troy Gillenwater and Hamidu Rahman were all injured in the same season. I guess we will see what Tanveer Bhullar wants to do if he suits up this weekend.

I spoke with Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos and Canada and Portland Trailblazer assistant coach Jay Triano about Mullings playing with Pangos over the summer. Pangos played on an Ontario all star team with one of Danile Mullings, younger brothers, Jermaine Mullings. Jermaine Mullings will play at a college in Montreal in January, while 18 year old Tevoun Jacksonhas graduated from high school and is taking a fifth year of high school education/basketball, which is an option in Canada.

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