Weber State Men’s Basketball Commences Big Sky Season Saturday

first_imgDecember 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Commences Big Sky Season Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Saturday, Weber State men’s basketball (4-7) commences its Big Sky Conference season by hosting the Eastern Washington Eagles (7-4) at the Dee Events Center for a 2:00 pm tip-off.In his 14th season at the helm of the Wildcats’ program, Randy Rahe (270-160, .628) is both the winningest coach in Weber State and Big Sky Conference history.The Wildcats presently score 71.9 points per game, ranking them 183rd nationally in scoring offense.Senior guard Jerrick Harding (20.7 points per game, a team-best 24 assists), the preseason Big Sky player of the year, leads the Wildcats on the season.Fellow senior guard Cody John (11.3 points per game), a former Wasatch Academy star, is the only other Wildcat to score in double figures on average this season.Junior guard Kham Davis posts a team-best 5 rebounds per game and also leads the squad with 9 steals, showcasing his versatility after transferring from the University of Pittsburgh.Redshirt freshman forward/center Tim Fuller may be a rising star for the Wildcats, as he leads the squad with 11 blocked shots.Weber State surrenders 68.7 points per game, which ties them for 176th nationally in scoring defense with Loyola (Md.) and LSU.The Eagles, the preseason conference favorites, are coached by Shantay Legans, who is 43-37 (.538) in his second season at the helm at Cheney, Wash.High-octane Eastern Washington leads the nation by scoring 89.5 points per game.Redshirt junior Jacob Davison (18 points per game, a team-best 20 steals) leads the Eagles. He is joined by fellow on-average double digit scorers redshirt sophomore guard/forward Kim Aiken Jr. (16.1 points, a team-best 11.2 rebounds per game), and Australian national, senior forward Mason Peatling (15 points, 6.9 rebounds a game, a team-best 13 blocked shots).Freshman guard Ellis Magnuson (a team-best 61 assists) also contributes to the Eagles’ early success on the season.The Eagles surrender 75.5 points per game, ranking them 303rd nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead Eastern Washington 49-25 all-time and 30-7 at Ogden, but the Eagles have won three of the last five games in the series. Written by Tags: Eastern Washington Basketball/Weber State basketball Brad Jameslast_img

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