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New Aggies (8/9): Jacob Tryon



We continue our series on 2020 Aggie newcomers with the big man senior transfer from Portland, Jacob Tryon. Please enjoy the eighth installment of this 9-part series!


Point guards CJ Roberts, 6'1, 190, JR - former 4-star HS prospect (originally signed with Missouri out of HS) Shooting Guards & Wings Jason King, 6'4, 190, JR Marcus Watson, 6'6, 215, FR (eligible mid-December) - former 4-star HS prospect (originally signed with Oklahoma State out of HS) Kalen Williams, 6-2, 160, Soph, JC Transfer

Power Forwards Wilfried Likayi, 6'9, 210, JR - former 3-star HS prospect Rashaun Agee, 6'8, 210, FR

Jacob Tryon, 6-11, 210, SR - Transfer from Portland

Donnie Tillman, 6-7, 225, SR - Transfer from UNLV (No official announcement yet from NMSU; probably will sit out 2020-21 due to transfer rules)

Centers Mayan Kiir, 6'9, 218, JR (eligible mid-December) - former 4-star HS prospect (originally signed with LSU out of HS)



6'11", 210, Sr

High school and JuCo Rankings
  • Two star coming out of high school. NM State reportedly has had interest in him since his JuCo days before going to Portland. From Justin Martinez at the Sun-News: Tryon averaged 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game as a junior while shooting an impressive 26-for-63 (41.3 percent) from distance. He also shot 50 percent from 2-point range and boasted a block percentage of 4.0, according to KenPom.

  • NM State head coach Chris Jans: "We are excited Jacob has chosen to be an Aggie. He brings a wealth of experience and a great skill set to our program. Jacob can really stretch the floor with his three-point shooting and possesses good touch around the basket. He is a welcome addition to our program."

Highlights
Eligibility and Fit
  • One year of eligibility remaining after playing a year of JuCo ball followed by sophomore and junior seasons at Portland in the WCC (same conference as St. Mary's and Gonzaga). It's unclear whether Jacob will play immediately as a grad transfer or whether he'll have to sit out a year per D1 transfer rules.

  • Tyron joins a front court with some question marks surrounding it. We know Johnny is back and we know how highly Jans has spoken of Will McNair, but will the Sophomore have the breakout season we're expecting? An addition of Tryon this year would help put and ease to those concerns. If he's going to play at all for Jans, we know he must rebound and play defense. He looks capable in both categories, the question is will he deliver in his senior year?

Aggie Comparison
  • We don't see a clear Aggie comparison as few have Tryon's shooting ability and length.

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