On Tuesday, I gave you a preview on the Gaucho guards. Today, I give you a preview on two of the most talented players in the conference, small forwards James Nunnally and Orlando Johnson.
The Small Forwards
The Gauchos will be returning big time scorer and clutch performer James Nunnally. As a freshman last year, he had a fantastic season averaging 7.9 points per game, third on the team. James had the biggest game of his life when he scored 22 points and recorded 7 rebounds against eventual national champ, and #1 team in the country, the North Carolina Tar Heels. He averaged 15.6 points per game and shot 62% from the field in the final five games. James will most likely play the three this year.
The other talented small forward the Gauchos will have is Orlando Johnson. He transferred from Loyola Marymount after averaging a team high 12.4 points per game. He is a big, athletic 6'5" former football player who is good at putting the ball on the floor and also shooting from the perimeter. He can play a three but with James Nunnally there, Orlando will most likely play an undersized four because of the season ending injury to Jesse Byrd.
With these two guys being such prolific scorers, the Gauchos are sure to go far in the Big West this year!
The next preview will be about the power forwards.