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Geoff Grammer's Midseason All-Mountain West Honors

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The Mountain West Conference season gets under way on Wednesday night with four games around the league.

All but two non-conference games have been played by the league’s nine members (Air Force hosts New Orleans on Jan. 23 and Wyoming plays at Cal State Bakersfield on Feb. 2). This is as good a midway point as you’re going to find to take a look back at what the preseason predictions were and how they may have changed over the course of the past two months.

In Sunday’s Journal we’ll have a team-by-team midseason breakdown.

Here is an early look at the midseason awards from Journal staff writer Geoff Grammer, adjusted from his preseason picks, a look back at the preseason media poll and a look back at Grammer’s preseason ballot:

TEAM RANKINGS

Grammer’s midseason reset:

    1. UNLV
    2. New Mexico
    3. San Diego State
    4. Boise State
    5. Colorado State
    6. Wyoming
    7. Nevada
    8. Air Force
    9. Fresno State

Media’s preseason poll:

    1. San Diego State
    2. UNLV
    3. New Mexico
    4. Colorado State
    5. Nevada
    6. Wyoming
    7. Fresno State
    8. Boise State
    9. Air Force

Grammer’s preseason ballot:

    1. UNLV
    2. San Diego State
    3. New Mexico
    4. Nevada
    5. Colorado State
    6. Wyoming
    7. Boise State
    8. Fresno State
    9. Air Force


ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST

Grammer’s midseason reset:

    • G Derrick Marks, So., Boise State
    • G Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State
    • F Anthony Bennett, Fr., UNLV
    • F Leonard Washington, Sr., Wyoming
    • C Colton Iverson, Sr., Colorado State

Media’s preseason picks:

    • G Deonte Burton, Jr., Nevada
    • G Kendall Williams, Jr., New Mexico
    • G Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State
    • G Chase Tapley, Sr., San Diego State
    • F Mike Moser, Jr., UNLV

*Grammer’s preseason ballot:

    • G Deonte Burton, Jr., Nevada
    • G Kendall Williams, Jr., New Mexico
    • G Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State
    • G Tony Snell, Jr., New Mexico
    • F Mike Moser, Jr., UNLV
    *The Mountain West offices did not allow Bennett, or any freshman, to be on the preseason all-conference team. Grammer had asked to put Bennett on the preseason list. He would have replaced Snell.


PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    Grammer’s midseason reset: F Anthony Bennett, Fr., UNLV
    Media’s preseason pick: F/G Jamaal Franklin, Jr., San Diego State
    Grammer’s preseason pick: F Mike Moser, Jr., UNLV


NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

    Grammer’s midseason reset: C Colton Iverson, Sr., Colorado State
    Media’s preseason co-pick: F Dwayne Polee II, So., San Diego State; G Bryce Dejean-Jones, So., UNLV
    *Grammer’s preseason pick: G Allen Huddleston, So., Fresno State
    *Though the award is not called Transfer of the Year, the Mountain West’s Newcomer of the Year is open only to non-freshman, first-year players. The MWC did not make UNLV center Khem Birch available for the award in the preseason. Grammer would have selected Birch over Huddleston in the preseason.


FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

    Grammer’s midseason reset: F Anthony Bennett, UNLV
    Media’s preseason pick: F Anthony Bennett, UNLV
    Grammer’s preseason pick: F Anthony Bennett, UNLV

LOBOS LINKS: Roster | Schedule/Results | Geoff Grammer’s blog

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