The Colorado State Rams will look much different in the upcoming season, but at least Jon Octeus will be back.
Colorado State will be losing all five of its starters. However, Octeus did play some minutes (19.6 MPG) and he managed to average 4.7 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game. He was a great spark off of the bench, but he will clearly have to take on a much bigger role in the 2013-14 season with so much talent leaving.
With that said, he needs to become a more efficient shooter as he shot 36 percent from the field and 20 percent from behind the arc. That very well could be the case with a great offseason and more reps.
Octeus is one of the key players for the Rams not only for the upcoming season, but a couple of seasons after that as well. So although they could really use a huge season out of him, he may not show his true potential on a nightly basis right off of the bat.
This is a team that won 26 games last year and made it to the Big Dance as a No. 8 seed. Unfortunately, the Rams would need a miracle for that to happen once again–at least in the upcoming season.
Too much talent is leaving for this team to really compete in college hoops. Plus, New Mexico–the team who won the MWC last season by two games–will basically look the same.
CSU had a great season last year. It has some players that could be great for it in the upcoming season and Octeus is going to have to be one of them.