Monday, September 26, 2011

Weber State Gets Some Love

Ballin' Is A Habit is starting their previews for the upcoming season, including a look at their top teams in the country. They have ranked Weber State at 50.

Outlook: The 2010-2011 season was a surprisingly successful one for the Wildcats. They lost star guard Damian Lillard to a broken foot nine games into the season and still managed to finish third in the Big Sky and make the CBI. That success was largely due to the play of Scott Bamforth, a junior sharpshooter -- he shot 55.1% from three in league play -- that will be a terrific compliment to Lillard in the back court this season, and senior Kyle Bullinger, a face-up four with three-point range. With Lillard back, the graduation of Lindsay Hughey won't hurt as much, but replacing Trevor Morris could be an issue. He was a big, physical presence in the paint. Look for Kyle Tresnak to fill his role in the paint. The x-factor may end up being Byron Fulton, a 6'7" sophomore and reigning Big Sky Freshman of the Year. Fulton averaged 7.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg while shooting 48% from beyond the arc as sixth-man. He should move into the starting lineup this season. With Montana and Northern Colorado both losing key pieces, Weber State should be the favorite to win the conference.
I think they may have forgotten about Frank Otis, who figures to have a role in the frontcourt, but overall it is a very nice write up. Check out their post and the rest of their season previews, which are sure to be excellent.

1 comment:

  1. Otis will be MUCH better than what was seen from him at SMU.