Boise State Men's Basketball: A Young Team with a Bright Future

Martin SondermannAnalyst IINovember 27, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 08:  La'Shard Anderson #12 of the Boise State Broncos scores on a layup against the UNLV Rebels during their game at The Orleans Arena December 8, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 75-72.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Boise State men's basketball team has just two seniors currently on the team roster. Contrast that with eight freshmen and you realize this is a team that is very young. 

Add to that list three sophomores and three juniors and you have a recipe for a promising future.   

However, the future might actually be here now.  Coach Leon Rice has his team playing with heart, skill and the determination characteristic of veteran teams.

Boise State is currently 4-1 on the year, with its only loss coming to a good Long Beach State team on the road less than a week ago, 72-62. 

In a sign that this team has some resilience, the Broncos bounced back with a win over Northern Illinois on Saturday, and they will face Drake at home on Wednesday.

So far this year, the Broncos are averaging 82 points a game with a field goal percentage of 47, and freshman Anthony Drmic is the teams leading scorer, averaging 16.6 points per game. He had 18 in the win over Northern Illinois.    

It will be interesting to watch how this team develops over this college basketball season. With what we have seen so far, I would say Bronco fans have a lot to be excited about. 

Could the Broncos contend for the Mountain West crown?

Only time will tell, but with all those freshman, Rice certainly has time on his side.