Jeff Eisenberg

  • Another elite recruit joins Texas A&M's monumental 2015 haul

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger18 hrs ago

    For a coach who hasn't made either the NCAA tournament or an NIT entering his fourth season at a major-conference program, Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy has remarkable job security.

    The Aggies coach has assembled such a terrific 2015 recruiting class that it seems unfathomable Texas A&M would jeopardize it by firing Kennedy no matter how things go on the floor this season.

    Kennedy received his fourth commitment from a top 75 prospect Tuesday when power forward Elijah Thomas announced he will attend Texas A&M. Thomas, Rivals.com's No. 20 prospect, chose the Aggies over LSU, SMU, Oklahoma State and Illinois.

    The 6-foot-9 Texas native joins a class that already includes 6-foot-10 big man Tyler Davis (No. 27), 6-foot-8 forward  D.J. Hogg (No. 32) and 6-foot-3 guard Admon Gilder (No. 65). Together, that quartet forms a 2015 class that could rival Arizona and Duke for the nation's best.

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  • Mountain West Preview: Who will emerge to challenge San Diego State?

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger6 days ago

    Yahoo Sports will break down the top 10 leagues for the upcoming college basketball season working backward from No. 10 to No. 1. Here's a look at our No. 8 league, the Mountain West.

    Thanks to the return of all but two rotation players from last season and the arrival of the most decorated recruiting class in school history, defending Mountain West champion San Diego State is a deserving league favorite entering the new season.

    Whether the gap between the Aztecs and the rest of the league is sizable or not depends on San Diego State's ability to generate enough offense without graduated star Xavier Thames.

    Thames averaged 17.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals last season, but stats don't begin to fully demonstrate his impact. Not only was he San Diego State's emotional leader, he also was the Aztecs' offensive catalyst, creating opportunities for himself or his teammates off high ball screens whenever the shot clock began to bleed dry.  

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