April 19, 2024
Jaedon LeDee has been named to 2 high awards watch lists. Photograph by Chris Stone

San Diego State (14-2, 3-0 Mountain West) jumped again into the Related Press High 25 this week, at No. 19, forward of Tuesday’s 81-78 win over San Jose State.

However every week of challenges looms, beginning with a highway sport in opposition to New Mexico (13-3, 1-2 MW) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

“I don’t wish to seem like, ‘Oh, you had been overlooking San Jose for New Mexico,’” head coach Brian Dutcher stated. “That’s the furthest factor from the very fact.”

Good factor, as a result of the Aztecs had a battle on their palms.

Jaedon LeDee had one other double-double, scoring 31 whereas including 10 rebounds. Lamont Butler adopted with 16 factors and Micah Parrish had 13 as Jay Pal made an impression down the stretch with a three-pointer and a key block when the Spartans had an opportunity to tie or win the sport with seconds left.

“We now have plenty of skilled guys on the crew,” LeDee stated. “We don’t get rattled when issues get going. We simply keep the course …”

New Mexico, coming off a loss to UNLV, a crew SDSU beat final week, leads the convention in scoring, with a median of 82.31 factors per sport (the Aztecs are fifth). The groups additionally stand 1-2 atop the convention in offensive rebounds, with the Lobos’ 39 simply forward of San Diego State’s 38.

And their earlier contest was a nail biter, as Lamont Butler saved the day together with his first large buzzer beater final season to win 73-71.

It doesn’t get any simpler after New Mexico, with Nevada (15-1, 2-0) to comply with Wednesday at Viejas and one other highway sport, this time at Boise State (11-4, 2-0 MW) on Jan. 20.

In the meantime, senior ahead LeDee has been added to each the Lute Olson and John R. Wood awards mid-season watch lists.

LeDee is the nation’s fifth main scorer, averaging 22.0 factors per sport, whereas rating within the high 20 nationally in six further classes, together with ninth in free throw makes an attempt (128) and twelfth in factors (330), free throws (94) and double doubles (8).

The listing for the game’s most prestigious honor, the John R. Wood Award – named for the previous UCLA coach, a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame – contains 25 student-athletes. The winner might be introduced following the NCAA Event in April.
The Olson award is called in honor of coach Lute Olson, who gained 776 video games in 34 seasons, and was enshrined within the Corridor of Fame in 2002.