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New Mexico Lobos’ Kendall Williams Could Be Crazy Good In Upcoming Season

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Tony Snell may no longer be on the New Mexico Lobos, but Kendall Williams is. Williams had a great season last year and he could be crazy good in the 2013-14 college basketball season.

Williams averaged a respectable 13.3 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists per game last season. He also shot 40.6 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the arc.

However, the potential for this player is undeniable.

Take the road game against Colorado State last season for instance. The Rams were one of the toughest teams to beat on their home court, yet Williams managed to go absolutely off for 46 points. Who scores 46 points in college basketball? That performance was one of the best out of any college hoops player on the entire season. It helps when a player makes 10 threes in one game.

There is no way that Williams will do that on a nightly basis in the upcoming season, but that performance just shows how good he can be if he plays at his best.

The Lobos may have a new coach, but they will still easily be the best team in the MWC and could make some noise in the NCAA tournament. Williams is a big reason for that and he could really go off in his senior year.

His name is one that everyone should pay attention to. Sure, players like Mitch McGary and Andrew Wiggins may be more appealing, but Williams will be one of the best players in the nation all season long.

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2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: No. 7 New Mexico vs. No. 10 Stanford





Both the New Mexico Lobos and Stanford Cardinal got a tough draw in the 2014 NCAA tournament. Both teams are capable of making a Sweet 16 run, but only one team will have the chance of doing so after this contest.

These No. 7 vs. No. 10 seed matchups are always very hard to predict. You don’t know if it is going to be a close one or a complete blowout, but that’s kind of how the entire NCAA tourney works out.

The Lobos just got done winning the MW tournament and have won nine of 10. The Cardinal have lost four in their last seven.

What to Watch For

Chasson Randle, Kendall Williams and Cameron Bairstow. There will definitely be other talented players on the court in this game, but those three are arguably the best.

Randle is leading Stanford with 18.7 points per game and can drop 20+ on any team in the tournament.

Williams is averaging 16.4 points per game and is shooting 40.4 percent from the three-point line. Bairstow could be the best player in this contest, though. He is putting up 20.3 points per game and has had quite the breakout season for the Lobos.

Prediction

I am going to have to go with the mid-major in this one. Both teams entered the season with relatively high expectations, but it is New Mexico that is coming off of a tournament championship and it is New Mexico that lost in its first game of the  dance last year as a No. 3 seed. You better believe that this team will be trying to avenge its loss from last season.

New Mexico 78 Stanford 62

Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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