- Bob Gibbons, Scouts Inc. Basketball Recruiting
The Mountain West is for shooters, and everybody knows it. The recent past in the conference has been littered with high-scoring offenses and explosive outside shooters. And the next two incoming recruiting classes have plenty of that. But there might be a new trend brewing among the conference's elite teams -- one of big-bodied post players whose job is to get in the lane and swat away anything that gets too close.
The recent past in the Mountain West has been remembered for explosive offense and outside shooting, but based on the looks of the 2012 and '13 recruiting classes, big-bodied low posts may be the new trend.