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Mountain West Basketball: 2024 conference tournament preview and predictions

Feb 24, 2024; Fresno, California, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13) makes a shot
Feb 24, 2024; Fresno, California, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Jaedon LeDee (13) makes a shot / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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Key Players

There’s talent aplenty among the teams in the MWC, though we’re looking at just a few of those names that could make a major impact in the days ahead.

Tyson Degenhart – Boise State

A 6’7 forward from Spokane, Degenhart has been a key cog for the Broncos as a junior, averaging 16.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. He’s had a slew of great performances, including double-doubles in this last two efforts, and finished among the league’s leaders in scoring and field goal percentage. He’s the key cog on a very talented Broncos team that won’t go down without a fight.

Jaedon LeDee – San Diego State

A potential All-American, LeDee has taken a giant step forward in his fifth collegiate season. A former bench piece at Ohio State and TCU, LeDee has fit in nicely with the Aztecs, averaging 20.5 points and 8.2 rebounds this season in his first year as a full-time starter. He’s been the Mountain West’s best player and has been what San Diego State has needed after losing big pieces from last year’s title run.

Great Osobor – Utah State

Osobor followed coach Danny Sprinkle from Montana State and has blossomed into a star in the Mountain West. A bench piece with the Bobcats these last two seasons, he’s averaging 17.6 points and 9.0 rebounds as a junior. Not only has Osobor had some great performance against the MWC’s best teams, but he’s the league’s top rebounder, one of its best shot blockers, and sits 2nd in field goal percentage. He’s the real deal and part of an awesome Aggies unit.

Isaiah Stevens – Colorado State

A vital part of Colorado State’s success over the last half-decade, Stevens is a fifth-year senior guard from Texas who’s been essential for Niko Medved’s program. A double-digit scorer in all five seasons, Stevens is averaging 16.8 points and 7.0 assists per game, ranking among the national leaders in assists and playing a major role in this Rams team on both sides of the ball.