Who will emerge as Aggie basketball's team leader in 2017-18?
- J. Wilkins is a senior, but doesn't seem to possess those traits.
- J. Jones also is a senior.
- Eli Chuhua may be the most dominant of the old guard, but that doesn't mean he'll be the leader.
- Or will a new player, one of Jans' recruits, assume that role?
Looking back I remember two new players that immediately became the coach on the floor. In his first year at NMSU Randy Brown, a point guard, took over the team due to his personality, work ethic and tenacity. He led by example and willed the team to two great seasons.
The other person also was a point guard and that was Billy Keys, who transferred to NMSU after his NE Illinois program dropped athletics. Billy Keys was the straw that stirred the drink and it was his on-court leadership (with Lou Henson's coaching) led to NMSU's surprising Big West Tournament title.