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Mountain West basketball: Nevada Wolf Pack picked for third-place finish in preseason poll

Coming off a 16-win season in the pandemic-affected 2020-21 season, Nevada was picked on Wednesday to finish third in the Mountain West men’s basketball preseason poll.

The Wolf Pack received two first-place votes and 189 points in the balloting by the conference’s media. Colorado State led the preseason poll, finishing with 11 first-place votes and 207 points.

Nevada is scheduled to return all five of its primary starters from last season, including Mountain West preseason player of the year Grant Sherfield (18.6 ppg, 6.1 apg). He is set to be joined by returning players Desmond Cambridge Jr.