New Faces Bring More Talent to CMU Basketball

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New is Better, right?

In 2018-19, the Colorado Mesa men’s basketball team finished fifth in the conference and made the RMAC tournament for the first time since the 2015-16 season.

Coming into head coach Mike DeGeorge’s second season, the squad doesn’t include most of last year’s starters including two-time first team All-RMAC player Connor Nichols.

The team returns three seniors: Jess Spivey, Michael Skinner, and RMAC ‘Preseason Player to Watch’ Tommy Nuno.

The Fresno City College product was an RMAC Honorable Mention his first year at CMU, filling up the stat sheet.

He led the team in blocks and steals and averaged 11.9 points per game, 4.9 rebounds, and was second on the team with 112 assists.

Nuno is in his second year under DeGeorge and will serve as a leader to a young group. 13 out of 21 on the roster are first year players. But, the current roster has five more players than last year, adding to the depth and longevity of the team.

With so much unknown and unproven talent, the Mavericks were picked eighth in the RMAC preseason coaches’ poll.

DeGeorge thinks there will be some growing pains like the previous year, but added that the pieces all fit together.

The Mavericks begin their season November 8 on the road for the D2 Conference Challenge in Lakewood, CO.

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