Bronco basketball back in the gym
BSU holding first practice Friday
Boise State held its annual media day Thursday, in anticipation of Friday's first practice. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
The Boise State basketball team held its annual media day Thursday, in anticipation of the team's first practice on Friday.
Boise State returns its top six scorers from last year's squad- a group composed of two sophomores, three juniors, and one senior. The Broncos won eight of their first ten games last season, but still finished the year with a sub-.500 record. BSU went just 3-11 against conference opponents in its first year in the Mountain West.
"They are young, but they're experienced," noted coach Leon Rice, who is beginning his third season at Boise State.
"They've been through the grinder of the Mountain West. It's one thing you can tell them about it, but they lived it last year so they understand. This is the first year we've really got some continuity and guys understand the drills, guys understand terminology, and we're all kind of on the same page."
Several Broncos explained that the team's 2012 offense will be different than it was last year.
"I feel like we walked the ball up and let defense key on us more, so we're trying to rebound and run," noted junior Thomas Bropleh.
Fellow-junior Jeff Elorriaga, who is now on scholarship at Boise State, agreed. "I think we're going to get up and down more. I think the game has slowed down for a lot of guys. I mean, being a freshman, I remember it was as fast as can be, it was like a racetrack."
"We're working hard, we're trying to get after it. We're ready to go. Last year was kind of a let down. we didn't want to have a losing record but we're ready to get back after it this season."