NMSU's Young Voted to All-WAC First Team

NMSU's Young Voted to All-WAC First Team

POSTED: Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 5:24pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 10:47pm

New Mexico State men’s basketball junior guard Jahmar Young, senior guard Jonathan Gibson and junior forward Wendell McKines have earned All-WAC honors, which the nine conference coaches voted on, the league office announced, Sunday, March 7.

Young was named to the first team for the second consecutive year after leading the Aggies with 20.9 points per game. Gibson garnered second team accolades with 17.8 points per contest. McKines was an honorable mention selection with a WAC-high 9.8 rebounds per game in conference contests. This is the first year since the 2005-06 season that the Aggies have had multiple all-league honorees.

“I’m happy for the guys and their accomplishments,” head coach Marvin Menzies said. “To finish second in the conference and be recognized for these accolades is a step in the right direction for the program. Jahmar has been a steady force for us all season long. Being recognized to the first team is very fitting for him.

“Jonathan’s ability to score the ball with such consistency has boded well for us, and it’s nice for him to be selected in his senior year,” Menzies said. “Wendell’s work ethic, heart and hustle earned him a place on the honorable mention team. Hopefully, that will motivate him to continue that and help us to win more games next year.”

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