The Boise State men's basketball team held an open scrimmage Saturday at Bronco Gym, giving fans their first look at the 2014-15 team and most of its newcomers.
Freshman forward/center David Wacker unofficially was the night's top scorer, showing some nifty moves inside, while fellow freshman Chandler Hutchison showed a nice ability to slash to the basket. Sophomore Nick Duncan shot well from outside and looked a little more agile after he shed some weight in the offseason. The underdog Orange team, which included Wacker, Rob Heyer, Joe Hanstad, Zach Haney, Mikey Thompson and Dez Trent, topped the Blue team 29-22 in two 10-minute halves. Haney and JC transfer Kevin Allen had inside scores that I was able to capture in the video.
A few players did not take part — seniors Anthony Drmic, Derrick Marks and Jake Ness, along with junior college transfer Montigo Alford. Rice said Drmic had a slight back tweak in practice, but noted that he and Marks have done plenty already, that they didn't need to take part. Ness sported a brace on his hand, while Alford is still bouncing back from the rotator cuff surgery he had this summer.
Duncan hit his head against the front row of seats (seen at the end of the video), but after appearing dazed for a bit, walked off the floor on his own. He signed autographs after the game. Rice didn't expect him to miss much time, but trainers will perform the standard concussion protocol in case it was more than a bump on the head.