Mountain West Offseason Rundown

By Jeff Goodman | College Basketball Insider

Most of the schedules haven't been released, but we've got you covered with the top nonconference games. Staff changes? We've got those as well. Transfers, tournaments and preseason foreign trips? Right here. We continue our conference-by-conference Offseason Rundowns today with the Mountain West.

Also, here's the link to the preseason events so you can see the participants for each.


Staff changes: Assistant coach Dave Pilipovich replaced Jeff Reynolds. Steve Snell was promoted to associate head coach.

Preseason tournament: 11-10 vs. Army in the Military Tournament on the USS Yorktown (Citadel and VMI also in the event this year)

Nonconference games: 12-2 vs. Wichita State; 11-25 at Colorado; 12-29 vs. Florida in the Orange Bowl Classic

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- None

Sat out: Ethan Michael

Early departure: None


Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: None

Nonconference games: 11-28 at Creighton; at Michigan State; vs. LSU

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Jarrell Crayton (Montana State-Billings); Drew Wiley

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


Staff changes: New coach Larry Eustachy brought Leonard Perry, Ross Hodge and director of basketball operations Tiffany Beckham from Southern Mississippi. He also retained assistant Niko Medved.

Preseason tournament: Las Vegas Classic (12-22/23)

Nonconference games: 12-1 vs. Evansville; 12-5 at Colorado; 11-24 at Washington; 11-9 vs. Montana; 1-2 vs. UTEP

Trips: Bahamas (Aug. 5-10)

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Chad Calcaterra (Western Nebraska CC); Cody Mann (Florida International)

Sat out: Daniel Bejarano (Arizona); Colton Iverson (Minnesota)

Early departure: None


Staff changes: Director of basketball operations Jerry Wainwright left for the same position at Marquette.

Preseason tournament: None

Nonconference games: 11-28 at Southern Illinois; 11-9 at Texas; 12-9 at Washington State; 12-12 vs. Colorado; 12-22 at UCLA

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Grant Hefeng

Sat out: Allen Huddleston (Pacific); Braeden Anderson (eligible second semester)

Early departure: None


Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: 11-16/18 - Round-robin exempt with Green Bay, Cal State Fullerton, Southern Utah

Nonconference games: 12-1 vs. Drake

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Mike Perez (UTEP); OUT -- None

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


Staff changes: Assistant Ryan Miller left for Missouri and was replaced by Drew Adams, who was promoted from director of basketball operations. Craig Snow was promoted to director of basketball operations from video coordinator. Brandon Mason took Snow's spot.

Preseason tournament: Paradise Jam

Nonconference games: 12-1 at Indiana State; vs. USC; at Cincinnati; at St. Louis

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- Merv Lindsay (Kansas); OUT -- Dominique Dunning

Sat out: Alex Kirk (medical)

Early departure: None


Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Diamond Head Classic (12-23-25)

Non-conference games: 12-1 vs. UCLA in the Wooden Classic; 11-9 vs. Syracuse at the Battle of the Midway in San Diego; 11-17 at Missouri State; 11-25 at USC

Trips: None

Transfers: IN -- None; OUT -- Alec Williams

Sat out: Dwayne Polee (St. John's); J.J. O'Brien (Utah); James Johnson (Virginia - eligible at semester)

Early departure: None


Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Global Sports Classic (11-23/24)

Nonconference games: 12-9 at California; 12-29 at North Carolina; 12-17 at UTEP; 12-19 vs. Northern Iowa

Trips: Canada (Aug. 16-23)

Transfers: IN -- Roscoe Smith (UConn); OUT -- Karam Mashour (Morehead State); Reggie Smith

Sat out: Khem Birch (Pittsburgh - eligible at semester); Bryce Jones (USC)

Early departure: None


Staff changes: None

Preseason tournament: Global Sports Hoops Showcase (11-15/18) along with South Dakota, N.C. Central, Southern

Nonconference games: 12-4 at Illinois State; 12-1 vs. Colorado; 1-2 at SMU

Trips: Canada (Aug. 5-11)

Transfers: IN -- Charles Hankerson (Alabama); OUT -- Tyrone Marshall

Sat out: None

Early departure: None


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