2022 Record: 24-10 (13-5)
Head Coach: Leon Rice (Career Record 268-175)
PG: Roddie Anderson (UC San Diego 13.1 Pts, 3.8 Reb 3.6 Ast)
SG: Max Rice (14.0 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 1.8 Ast)
SF: Chibuzo Agbo (11.5 Pts, 4.8 Reb, 0.8 Ast)
PF: Tyson Degenhart (14.1 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 1.8 Ast)
C: Cam Martin (Kansas 1.8 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast)
6: PF O’Mar Stanley (St. John’s 4.7 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 0.4 Ast)
7: PG Jace Whiting (3.1 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 1.3 Ast)
8: PF Andrew Meadow
9: SF Chris Lockett
10: SF Kobe Young (1.4 Pts, 1.7 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
11: PF Emmanuel Ugbo
12: SG RJ Keene (RS)
13: C Mohamed Sylla (1.8 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast)
Boise State returns their 2 leading scorers from last season in forward Tyson Degenhart and SG Max Rice the son of head coach Leon Rice. Degenhart started every game last season for the Broncos. Degenhart was very efficient from two point range this past season as he shot 64% from inside the arc. He shot only 32% from beyond the arc this past season but he’s capable of much higher as he shot 43% from three in the 2021-22 season. Degenhart is also a very efficient player on the defensive end and will make a huge impact on both sides of the ball. Max Rice vastly improved this past season as he had his best year in his 4 year Bronco career. He will be going into his 5th and final season after averaging 14PPG last season. Rice is a reliable shooter especially from beyond the arc and he shot 41% from three this past season.
Another returning starter for the Broncos this upcoming season is SF Chibuzo Agbo. He started in 33 of 34 games for Boise State this past season. He is another very productive shooter from beyond the arc and shot just over 40% from three this past season. Agbo also previously spent time at Texas Tech, but once he transferred to Boise State his performance took off. He’ll be going into his 4th season of college basketball after averaging 11.5PPG this past season. He is another player that excels on the defensive end as well. Jace Whiting played in 33 games last season averaging 16 minutes per game. He will fit into the backup PG role this season. He will have a more expanded role this season and could potentially breakout for the Broncos. The remaining returners for Boise State this season are SF Kobe Young who averaged 1.4PPG last season seeing an average of 8MPG. Big man Mohamed Sylla is a returner who averaged 1.8PPG seeing an average of 5MPG. Former 3 star recruit in the class of 2021 RJ Keene also returns, but he missed the past 2 seasons due to injury.
Boise State signed high major big man transfers this season with Cam Martin from Kansas and O’Mar Stanley from St. John’s. Stanley is a former 3 star recruit who averaged 5PPG this past season for the Red Storm. He shot 65% from inside the arc this past season. He should be one of the first players off the bench this season. Cam Martin saw minimal action at Kansas this past season averaging 2PPG in only 4 games of action. He was a high volume scorer at the Division 2 level averaging 25PPG and 9RPG with Missouri Southern State this past season. Martin is expected to start this season for the Broncos and he should be a double figure scorer this season.
The last transfer the Broncos brought in this offseason was UC San Diego transfer Roddie Anderson III. He was a very productive player in his freshman season with the Tritons. He averaged over 13PPG this past season shooting 40% from the field and 30% from three. He is capable of shooting a bit better from the field as well. He also rebounds really well for a guard and also is an above average passer. He has had some problems with turnovers in the past but his issues are fixable. Boise State also signed 3 freshman in the 2023 class. PF Andrew Meadow is a player who could turn heads this season. During the foreign trip this summer, Meadow had a game where he scored 31 points. SG Chris Lockett from New Orleans is the highest ranked recruit in this Boise State class ranked #190 in the 247 sports rankings. The final signing that the Broncos made was PF Emmanuel Ugbo from Germany.
Boise State is going to be a very talented team this season and they have a chance to earn another at-large bid this upcoming season. Boise State did lose 2 double figure scorers this offseason due to eligibility. But, Coach Leon Rice and Co. replaced the lost pieces with players that can make immediate impacts and fill the voids of the losses. Boise State should finish 3rd in the conference this season and has a ceiling of finishing 2nd in the conference this season. Boise State also has a decent chance to win the conference tournament this year.