Idaho’s Kyle Barone was named the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball player of the year Sunday, after a senior year in which he averaged a double-double (18.2 points, 10.9 rebounds) for the Vandals. Find the full list of awards here.
Barone is the Vandals’ first WAC player of the year. He was Idaho’s only representative on the all-WAC teams. Idaho (12-17, 7-11 WAC) will open conference tournament play against New Mexico State (21-10, 14-4) on Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST in Las Vegas.
The Mountain West Conference’s awards will be announced Monday.
Boise State basketball commit Dezmyn Trent, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound guard out of Foss High in Tacoma, was named first-team all-state by the Seattle Times on Sunday. Check out the list here.
The Times wrote that Trent, who averaged 26.9 points per game, had “four 40-point games. Had plenty of D-I interest and committed to Boise State.”
Boise State has jumped up to No. 37 in the latest RPI rankings from RealTimeRPI.com. Typically, a ranking in the 30s, especially playing in a conference that is rated No. 1, as the Mountain West is, gets a team into the NCAA tournament.
Brian Murphy certainly thinks the Broncos deserve a spot. Check out his Sunday column.