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2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
So who should be the favorite to be the Preseason WAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year this season?
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Gotta go with Aimaq. Unless he gets hurt, he'll be hard to top imo. Rare talent for the WAC.


I've gone back in the off season and rewatched some of his highest performing games. He out works everyone on every play. He's much more than just physical. Even better, he's a smart player.
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(06-15-2021 02:26 PM)Todor Wrote:  Gotta go with Aimaq. Unless he gets hurt, he'll be hard to top imo. Rare talent for the WAC.


I've gone back in the off season and rewatched some of his highest performing games. He out works everyone on every play. He's much more than just physical. Even better, he's a smart player.

Agreed
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
I thought Aimaq signed with a LA based firm?
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
I'm not sure on the innerworkings of how a college player retains eligibility while exploring his draft options? However, at the moment, Fardaws Aimaq is listed on the 2021-22 Utah Valley roster. So, I think there is a realistic chance he returns to Utah Valley for this coming season.

https://gouvu.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
Probably the tops candidates are...

Fardaws Aimaq (6'11, 245-lbs, JR) - Utah Valley
@ Utah Valley (2020-21)... 13.9 ppg... 15.0 rpg - led nation in rebounding
- 2021 WAC Player of the Year
- 2021 All-WAC 1st Team
- 2021 All-WAC Defensive Team
- 2021 All-WAC Newcomer Team

Darrion Trammell (5'10, 165-lbs, JR) - Seattle U.
@ Seattle U (2020-21)... 20.5 ppg... 5.3 apg... 46 threes
- 2021 All-WAC 1st Team
- 2021 All-WAC Newcomer Team

Gavin Kensmil (6'7, 260-lbs, GR) - Stephen F Austin
@ Stephen F. Austin (2020-21)... 15.9 ppg... 7.1 rpg
- 2021 All-Southland 1st Team
@ Stephen F. Austin (2019-20)... 11.8 ppg... 6.8 rpg
- 2020 All-Southland 2nd Team
- 2020 All-Southland Newcomer of the Year

Ty Rowell (6'2, 190-lbs, SR) - California Baptist
@ California Baptist (2020-21)... 15.4 ppg... 5.4 apg... 56 threes
- 2021 All-WAC 1st Team

Demarkus Lampley (6'2, 170-lbs, GR) - Sam Houston State
@ Sam Houston State (2020-21)... 14.4 ppg... 3.8 rpg... 73 threes
- 2021 All-Southland 1st Team

Jabari Rice (6'4, 180-lbs, SR) - New Mexico State
@ New Mexico State (2020-21)... 13.2 ppg... 5.3 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC 2nd Team
@ New Mexico State (2019-20)... 12.8 ppg... 5.1 rpg
- 2020 All-WAC 1st Team

Jovan Blacksher Jr. (5'11, 155-lbs, JR) - Grand Canyon
@ Grand Canyon (2020-21)... 12.0 ppg... 5.4 apg
- 2021 All-WAC 2nd Team
@ Grand Canyon (2019-20)... 10.7 ppg... 5.5 rpg
- 2020 All-WAC Freshman of the Year

Riley Grigsby (6'6, 225-lbs , SR) - Seattle U.
@ Seattle U. (2020-21)... 17.8 ppg... 5.1 rpg... 44 threes
- 2021 All-WAC 2nd Team

Gorjok Gak (6'11, 235-lbs, GR) - California Baptist - if he decides to return
@ California Baptist (2020-21)... 13.5 ppg... 10.3 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC 2nd Team
- 2021 All-WAC Defensive Team
- 2021 All-WAC Newcomer Team

Newcomers who could make an Immediate Impact...

Holland Woods (6'1, 180-lbs, GR) - Grand Canyon
@ Arizona State (2020-21)... 6.1 ppg... 2.2 rpg
@ Portland State (2019-20)... 17.7 ppg... 5.2 apg
- 2020 All-Big Sky 1st Team
@ Portland State (2018-19)... 15.0 ppg... 5.3 apg
- 2019 All-Big Sky 2nd Team
@ Portland State (2017-18)... 10.5 ppg... 5.6 apg
- 2018 All-Big Sky Freshman of the Year

Teddy Allen (6'6, 223-lbs, SR) - New Mexico State
@ Nebraska (2020-21)... 16.5 ppg... 4.7 apg
- 2021 All-Big Ten Honorable Mention

Chance Hunter (6'6, 190-lbs, SR) - California Baptist
@ Long Beach State (2020-21)... 12.3 ppg... 5.8 rpg
- 2021 All-Big West Honorable Mention
@ Long Beach State (2019-20)... 13.9 ppg... 5.0 rpg... 58 threes
- 2020 All-Big West Honorable Mention

Jordyn Adams (6'3, 200-lbs, JR) - Lamar
@ Austin Peay (2020-21)... 9.4 ppg... 2.6 rpg
@ Austin Peay (2019-20)... 17.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 60 threes
- 2020 All-Ohio Valley 1st Team
- 2020 All-Ohio Valley Freshman of the Year
- 2020 All-Ohio Valley Newcomer Team

Sai Witt (6'8, 230-lbs, JR) - UT Rio Grande Valley
@ Lincoln (2020-21)... 15.9 ppg... 8.0 rpg
- 2021 All-MIAA 2nd Team

Mike Adewunmi (6'5, 205-lbs, GR) - UT Rio Grande Valley
@ SIU Edwardsville (2020-21)... 13.0 ppg... 6.1 rpg

Cam Tyson (6'2, 190-lbs, JR) - Seattle U.
@ Houston (2020-21)... 6.2 ppg
@ Idaho (2018-19)... 13.5 ppg... 1.9 rpg... 106 threes

Other who could have a Big Season...

Roti Ware (6'3, 187-lbs, GR) - Stephen F. Austin
@ Stephen F. Austin (2020-21)... 12.9 ppg... 3.1 rpg
- 2021 All-Southland 3rd Team

Coryon Mason (6'0, 190-lbs, GR) - Abilene Christian - if he decides to return
@ Abilene Christian (2020-21)... 10.6 ppg... 2.6 apg
- 2021 All-Southland 3rd Team
- 2021 All-Southland Defensive Team

Montre' Gipson (5'11, 200-lbs, SR) - Tarleton State
@ Tarleton State (2020-21)... 15.3 ppg... 3.8 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Newcomer Team
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Trey Woodbury (6'4, 200-lbs, JR) - Utah Valley
@ Utah Valley (2020-21)... 15.6 ppg... 4.0 rpg... 3.8 apg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Reed Nottage (6'6, 215-lbs, JR) - California Baptist
@ California Baptist (2020-21)... 14.3 ppg... 5.0 rpg... 57 threes
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Johnny McCants (6'7, 235-lbs, GR) - New Mexico State
@ New Mexico State (2020-21)... 10.0 ppg... 6.1 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Cameron Gooden (5'11, 170-lbs, JR) - Dixie State
@ Dixie State (2020-21)... 13.1 ppg... 3.2 apg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Hunter Schofield (6'8, 225, GR) - Dixie State - if he decides to returns
@ Dixie State (2020-21)... 12.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Tahj Small (6'5, 195-lbs, SR) - Tarleton State
@ Tarleton State (2020-21)... 9.2 ppg... 5.8 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Quinton Johnson II (6'4, 195-lbs, SO) - UT Rio Grande Valley
@ UT Rio Grande Valley (2020-21)... 9.9 ppg... 6.3 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Honorable Mention

Freddy Hicks (6'6, 210, SO) - Tarleton State
@ Tarleton State (2020-21)... 8.2 ppg... 5.4 rpg
- 2021 All-WAC Freshman of the Year

Davion Buster (5'10, 168-lbs, SR) - Lamar
@ Lamar (2020-21)... 15.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg... 64 threes

Kasen Harrison (6'1, 190-lbs, SO) - Lamar
@ Lamar (2020-21)... 13.1 ppg... 4.0 apg

Donnie Tillman (6'7, 225-lbs, GR) - New Mexico State
@ New Mexico State (2020-21)... 11.6 ppg... 5.6 rpg

Tre Armstrong (6'5, 210-lbs, JR) - California Baptist
@ California Baptist (2020-21)... 11.5 ppg... 3.8 rpg... 43 threes

David Kachelries (6'1, 170-lbs, GR) - Stephen F. Austin
@ Stephen F. Austin (2020-21)... 11.4 ppg... 4.4 apg

Not to mention a number of high scoring JUCOs and D1 dark horses entering the WAC.
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
This is the preseason all conference first team if I had to guess based on WAC/SLC recognition...

Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
Darrion Trammell, Seattle
Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F Austin
Ty Rowell, Cal Baptist
Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, New Mexico State

If Fardaws Aimaq is back, he should automatically be the WAC Preseason Player of the Year (that's how it worked in SLC - all players that were all conference selections at end of last year were automatically all league preseason picks; if they were WAC 2nd teamers - they would move up to first team if there weren't enough first team selections returning to fill a team, etc.). Presuming that's the case for the WAC and this is not a conversation if Aimaq is back this year.
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(06-16-2021 10:19 AM)TexasTerror Wrote:  This is the preseason all conference first team if I had to guess based on WAC/SLC recognition...

Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
Darrion Trammell, Seattle
Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F Austin
Ty Rowell, Cal Baptist
Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, New Mexico State

If Fardaws Aimaq is back, he should automatically be the WAC Preseason Player of the Year (that's how it worked in SLC - all players that were all conference selections at end of last year were automatically all league preseason picks; if they were WAC 2nd teamers - they would move up to first team if there weren't enough first team selections returning to fill a team, etc.). Presuming that's the case for the WAC and this is not a conversation if Aimaq is back this year.

Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

WAC POTYs
2021... Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley)... 13.9 ppg... 15.0 rpg... WAC Co-Champion
2020... Milan Acquaah (Cal Baptist)... 18.1 ppg, 5.8 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2019... Jake Toolson (Utah Valley)... 15.7 ppg... 4.5 rpg... 2nd Place Finish
2018... Jemerrio Jones (New Mexico State)... 11.0 ppg... 13.2 rpg... WAC Champion
2017... Ian Baker (New Mexico State)... 16.7 ppg... 4.2 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2016... Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State)... 20.3 ppg... 11.6 rpg... WAC Champion
2015... Martez Harrison (UM Kansas City)... 17.5 ppg... 3.9 apg... Tied for 2nd Place Finish
2014... Daniel Mullings (New Mexico State)... 16.8 ppg... 3.5 apg... WAC Champion

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.
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(06-16-2021 02:38 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 10:19 AM)TexasTerror Wrote:  This is the preseason all conference first team if I had to guess based on WAC/SLC recognition...

Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
Darrion Trammell, Seattle
Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F Austin
Ty Rowell, Cal Baptist
Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, New Mexico State

If Fardaws Aimaq is back, he should automatically be the WAC Preseason Player of the Year (that's how it worked in SLC - all players that were all conference selections at end of last year were automatically all league preseason picks; if they were WAC 2nd teamers - they would move up to first team if there weren't enough first team selections returning to fill a team, etc.). Presuming that's the case for the WAC and this is not a conversation if Aimaq is back this year.

Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

WAC POTYs
2021... Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley)... 13.9 ppg... 15.0 rpg... WAC Co-Champion
2020... Milan Acquaah (Cal Baptist)... 18.1 ppg, 5.8 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2019... Jake Toolson (Utah Valley)... 15.7 ppg... 4.5 rpg... 2nd Place Finish
2018... Jemerrio Jones (New Mexico State)... 11.0 ppg... 13.2 rpg... WAC Champion
2017... Ian Baker (New Mexico State)... 16.7 ppg... 4.2 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2016... Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State)... 20.3 ppg... 11.6 rpg... WAC Champion
2015... Martez Harrison (UM Kansas City)... 17.5 ppg... 3.9 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2014... Daniel Mullings (New Mexico State)... 16.8 ppg... 3.5 apg... WAC Champion

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.

What you say has been historically true. But we also did not have 13 teams, certainly not in the timeframe you represented (2014-2021). Perhaps things start to change up a bit now that the WAC has added teams.
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(06-16-2021 02:38 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.

We are talking PRESEASON honors which are based off last year; I think you missed my note about them likely recognizing all WAC and SLC first team selections from spring as preseason honorees in much same way the defending POTY should be preseason POTY
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(06-16-2021 03:01 PM)PojoaquePosse Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 02:38 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 10:19 AM)TexasTerror Wrote:  This is the preseason all conference first team if I had to guess based on WAC/SLC recognition...

Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
Darrion Trammell, Seattle
Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F Austin
Ty Rowell, Cal Baptist
Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, New Mexico State

If Fardaws Aimaq is back, he should automatically be the WAC Preseason Player of the Year (that's how it worked in SLC - all players that were all conference selections at end of last year were automatically all league preseason picks; if they were WAC 2nd teamers - they would move up to first team if there weren't enough first team selections returning to fill a team, etc.). Presuming that's the case for the WAC and this is not a conversation if Aimaq is back this year.

Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

WAC POTYs
2021... Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley)... 13.9 ppg... 15.0 rpg... WAC Co-Champion
2020... Milan Acquaah (Cal Baptist)... 18.1 ppg, 5.8 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2019... Jake Toolson (Utah Valley)... 15.7 ppg... 4.5 rpg... 2nd Place Finish
2018... Jemerrio Jones (New Mexico State)... 11.0 ppg... 13.2 rpg... WAC Champion
2017... Ian Baker (New Mexico State)... 16.7 ppg... 4.2 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2016... Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State)... 20.3 ppg... 11.6 rpg... WAC Champion
2015... Martez Harrison (UM Kansas City)... 17.5 ppg... 3.9 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2014... Daniel Mullings (New Mexico State)... 16.8 ppg... 3.5 apg... WAC Champion

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.

What you say has been historically true. But we also did not have 13 teams, certainly not in the timeframe you represented (2014-2021). Perhaps things start to change up a bit now that the WAC has added teams.

I think the WAC post season awards might need to expand to a 3rd team to honor all the exceptional players in the conference. As for the Player of the Year award, the selectors have been pretty steadfast awarding the POTY to a team near or at the top of the conference standings.

There was one year when Wendell McKines lead the WAC in both scoring and rebounding (18.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg). NMSU was 2nd in the standings. However, the award of the 2012 WAC POTY went to Nevada's Deonte Burton (14.8 ppg, 4.2 apg); the WAC Regular Season Champion. McKines had something to prove in the WAC Tournament. So, he when off for 21.3 ppg and 10.7 rpg in route to a WAC Tournament Championship and a Tournament MVP.
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(06-16-2021 03:34 PM)TexasTerror Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 02:38 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.

We are talking PRESEASON honors which are based off last year; I think you missed my note about them likely recognizing all WAC and SLC first team selections from spring as preseason honorees in much same way the defending POTY should be preseason POTY

You are correct. Prior to the season, Aimaq is the clear favorite in the pre-season voting. I guess, I'm projecting into the season and where teams might finish. Looking into the 2021-22 season, who do you think will be the Post-Season WAC POTY when the dust clears? SFA, SHSU, GCU, NMSU, CBU, UVU, and Seattle all look to have tough teams. And, the WAC POTY "usually" goes to a top 2 or 3 finisher.
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(06-16-2021 03:42 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 03:01 PM)PojoaquePosse Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 02:38 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  
(06-16-2021 10:19 AM)TexasTerror Wrote:  This is the preseason all conference first team if I had to guess based on WAC/SLC recognition...

Fardaws Aimaq, Utah Valley
Darrion Trammell, Seattle
Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F Austin
Ty Rowell, Cal Baptist
Demarkus Lampley, Sam Houston
Jabari Rice, New Mexico State

If Fardaws Aimaq is back, he should automatically be the WAC Preseason Player of the Year (that's how it worked in SLC - all players that were all conference selections at end of last year were automatically all league preseason picks; if they were WAC 2nd teamers - they would move up to first team if there weren't enough first team selections returning to fill a team, etc.). Presuming that's the case for the WAC and this is not a conversation if Aimaq is back this year.

Since the WAC mass exodus, the WAC Player of the Year usually goes to the best statistical player of a contending team (a Top 2 finish in standings).

WAC POTYs
2021... Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley)... 13.9 ppg... 15.0 rpg... WAC Co-Champion
2020... Milan Acquaah (Cal Baptist)... 18.1 ppg, 5.8 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2019... Jake Toolson (Utah Valley)... 15.7 ppg... 4.5 rpg... 2nd Place Finish
2018... Jemerrio Jones (New Mexico State)... 11.0 ppg... 13.2 rpg... WAC Champion
2017... Ian Baker (New Mexico State)... 16.7 ppg... 4.2 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2016... Pascal Siakam (New Mexico State)... 20.3 ppg... 11.6 rpg... WAC Champion
2015... Martez Harrison (UM Kansas City)... 17.5 ppg... 3.9 apg... 2nd Place Finish
2014... Daniel Mullings (New Mexico State)... 16.8 ppg... 3.5 apg... WAC Champion

If Utah Valley falls out of the top 2 or 3 in the standings, I'm not sure Aimaq is selected WAC POTY again. He would need to have an even more historical season than the last.

What you say has been historically true. But we also did not have 13 teams, certainly not in the timeframe you represented (2014-2021). Perhaps things start to change up a bit now that the WAC has added teams.

I think the WAC post season awards might need to expand to a 3rd team to honor all the exceptional players in the conference. As for the Player of the Year award, the selectors have been pretty steadfast awarding the POTY to a team near or at the top of the conference standings.

There was one year when Wendell McKines lead the WAC in both scoring and rebounding (18.7 ppg, 10.7 rpg). NMSU was 2nd in the standings. However, the award of the 2012 WAC POTY went to Nevada's Deonte Burton (14.8 ppg, 4.2 apg); the WAC Regular Season Champion. McKines had something to prove in the WAC Tournament. So, he when off for 21.3 ppg and 10.7 rpg in route to a WAC Tournament Championship and a Tournament MVP.

I was gonna reference McKines in my response but didn't want to look up everything. Thanks for adding that in. If a player leads the league in scoring AND rebounding, they should be a sho-in for POTY. End of discussion. McKines was robbed.
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I don't think he'll be the Preseason WAC POY but Teddy Allen will probably win the award in March when it counts. Rarely does the Preseason WAC POY win the award in March.
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(06-16-2021 08:39 PM)FINALFOUR1970SWEETSIXTEEN1992 Wrote:  I don't think he'll be the Preseason WAC POY but Teddy Allen will probably win the award in March when it counts. Rarely does the Preseason WAC POY win the award in March.

With so many scholarships available floating around, I don't mind taking Teddy. It wouldn't surprise me to see him win post season POY, and it wouldn't surprise me to see him never take the court. He's a real wild card.
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If both these guys decide to return, this is what the Texas Four and the rest of the WAC will have to contend with in the paint...

Fardaws Aimaq...





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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
Who was the better #11 in that scenario? #sorrymountainwest

Aimaq had 27 points and 20 rebounds in that game against the Cowboys. I believe that was the first of his 20 rebound games last season.
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
Aimaq is yoked! I always thought he could use some work on his body and boy did he put in the work.

In the midst of all this Aimaq WAC POY talk, let's not forget the Aggies held him to 6, 2 and 0 points in the games they played against him. In the year he actually won WAC POTY. All this with the Aggies supposedly being undersized the in the post and supposedly unable to guard elite big men (all this from many Aggie posters over on Aggie Alert).
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
I believe the date I saw was July 15, or July 19 as the date Aimaq (and I'm assuming all players) has until to declare if he is returning to college. I can't remember where I read it, nor am i clear whose deadline that is, but its not far off now.

I think Madsen can sell him on staying another year. Madsen's an NBA guy all the way and will steer him well, but as young as Aimaq is, his stock will only rise with another solid year behind him.
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RE: 2021/2022 Preseason MBALL WAC POY
(06-17-2021 12:18 PM)Todor Wrote:  I believe the date I saw was July 15, or July 19 as the date Aimaq (and I'm assuming all players) has until to declare if he is returning to college. I can't remember where I read it, nor am i clear whose deadline that is, but its not far off now.

I think Madsen can sell him on staying another year. Madsen's an NBA guy all the way and will steer him well, but as young as Aimaq is, his stock will only rise with another solid year behind him.

I don't think his stock will rise much more than it currently is though. His team more than likely won't be battling for the top of the WAC, he won't more than likely lead the nation again in rebounding. It's also tough to win multiple league MVP awards. I'm not sure he has more to prove at UVU or the WAC. If he stays great but if he goes pro it makes sense too.
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