Thursday, April 18, 2013

Rice Inks Another Bronco

For the second straight day, Boise State made news with the announcement of another commitment.

Nicholas (Nick) Duncan, a 6-8, 225-pound forward from Sydney, Australia has signed a letter of intent and will enroll this fall.  Duncan is from the Australian Institute of Sport, which also produced current Broncos Anthony Drmic and Igor Hadziomerovic.

"Nick is a big, strong, physical player with a great feel for the game," Rice said. "He reminds me a lot of Bishop Kelly's Cory Violette."

Duncan led NSW Metro to the gold medal at the 2011 U18 National Championship, averaging 17.6 points and 14.9 rebounds a game.  He led Australia to the silver medal at the 2012 U17 World Championship, leading the team in rebounding with 8 per game.  Included was a 13-rebound performance against the United States.

Trent Signs With Boise State

Dezmyn Trent has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Boise State, according to head coach Leon Rice.

Trent (6-4, 210) is from Foss High School in Tacoma, Washington, and will enroll this fall.

Trent was a 3A All-State performer last season when he averaged a school record 26.9 points per game.  Included were eight games in which he scored over 30 and four with more than 40.  Trent was a three-year starter at Foss.

"We love guys that can score the basketball and Dezmyn is certainly adept at scoring in a variety of ways," Rice said. "He can play multiple spots on the floor, and he's got a toughness and competitiveness about him that will fit in with what we have been building at Boise State."

Trent was the Most Valuable Player of his conference last year, and shared league MVP honors after his junior season in which he averaged 18.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists.  Trent was all-league as a sophomore, averaging 16 points a game.

We have high hopes for you, Trent!