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Boise State is not only a dark-horse candidate to crack the Top 25 polls, it is also a sleeper pick to win the entire Mountain West conference.
The Broncos have only played two games against lackluster competition, but they lead the nation in points per game (113), are fifth in field-goal percentage (57), are 22nd in assists per game (18) and are 11th in rebounds per game (48). It is safe to say that things are clicking in Boise during the early going.
Coming into the season the argument could have been made that Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks are the best one-two punch in the Mountain West. Drmic is a scoring machine, while Marks is the floor general that controls both ends and can score a bit on his own. Thus far, they have not disappointed (Drmic 25 points a night, Marks 13 points and 3.5 steals a game).
But it was senior Jeff Elorriaga that made headlines when he scored 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting (including seven three-pointers) in only 12 minutes of action in his season debut against Simpson University.
If Elorriaga becomes a third cog in the Broncos’ attack, New Mexico, San Diego State and UNLV better watch out.