Idaho colleges roundup: Former NBA player joins Vandals basketball staff

STATESMAN STAFFOctober 10, 2013 

MOSCOW — Milt Palacio is the Idaho men’s basketball team’s new director of player development. Palacio began his professional career with the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1999 and played in the NBA until 2006. He also played professionally in Europe for six seasons. The former point guard is reunited with Idaho head coach Don Verlin, who was an assistant at Colorado State during part of Palacio’s collegiate career with the Rams. Palacio’s duties will include helping with academics and mentoring Idaho’s players off the court, while also assisting with breaking down film and game preparation.

BOISE STATE WOMEN’S GOLF: Samantha Martin and Sammie Pless finished tied for 12th place at the Price’s “Give ‘Em Five” Invitational at the New Mexico State University Golf Course. Martin carded a final-round 1-over 73 to finish with a three-round total of 5-over 221. The Broncos (28-over 892) took seventh place, while Portland State (867) won the tournament.

BSU WOMEN’S TENNIS: The Broncos advanced four singles players to the round of 64 and two doubles teams into the round of 32 at the USTA/ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas.

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