After Spain trip, New Mexico State feels ahead of schedule as Aggies open practice

After Spain trip, New Mexico State feels ahead of schedule as Aggies open practice

New Mexico State guard AJ Harris on the first day of Aggies practice Tuesday at the Pan American Center. Mark Rudi, Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES – As New Mexico State begins official practice, the benefits from August’s Spain trip have been invaluable.

The Aggies, who began official practice on Tuesday afternoon, have just one starter and four scholarship players back from last season and 10 new eligible players for 2018-19. Four of those, however, were with the program last year as Utah transfer JoJo Zamora and Denver transfer C.J. Bobbitt sat out last year because of Division I transfer rules while Jabari Rice and Robert Brown both redshirted last year for Aggies.

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"The Spain trip helped us a lot," NM State junior point guard AJ Harris said. "We have a lot of young guys and that was their first time being in a college experience and overseas experience too. It helped us a lot just being prepared."

Because of that trip, and playing four games in Spain, the Aggies feel like they’re ahead of schedule because they have more stuff in their system as official practice begins. NM State opens the season at home against North Dakota State on Nov. 6 as part of the Western Athletic Conference-Summit League Challenge. New Mexico State forward Eli Chuha on the first day of Aggies practice Tuesday at the Pan American Center. Mark Rudi, Las Cruces Sun-News

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