Ole Pete has had his eye on a bunch of frisky colts known as the
I know the last couple of home games have been squeakers but they did end up in the win column. Earlier in the season, the games at North Texas and
Look at the improvement of
Speaking of maturity, you have to look at Jahmar Young in this area as well. He looked like a steed that couldn’t be broken his first year, now just 12 months later he is steady on the court, and making a claim for player of the year just as a sophomore.
The two Clydesdales that Menzies has in the middle are snapping to as well. Hamidu Rahman and Chris Gabriel were thrown in the deep end of the creek in November, but are holding their head above water and making waves just in the first year on the court of a Division I program.
Something else that is a good sign to my way of thinking is the fact that the Aggies have been able to play the other team’s game and win. NM State would rather force turnovers and play at a fast tempo and use a lot of razzle-dazzle but they have grown as a half-court offense and the team is learning to grind it out as well.
Finally, look at Wendell McKines. He is Mr. Double-Double. A little homesickness was cured and he is leading the league in rebounding, and his perimeter shooting is now to be feared. Sometimes progress up a steep grade comes slowly. The Aggies are marking that rocky trail in sure but steady strides.