As I stated in my previous post, I think the Aggies will be OK without Troy Gillenwater.
Gillenwater will officially not return to NMSU for his senior season.
Of course Troy is a talented scorer on a team that will need offensive firepower next season. With the addition of Wendell McKines — who was hurt last year — and a fully capable Gillenwater, the Aggies had the potential to go to another level in 2011.
But I also think the team will be fine without him in the fold.
Troy fell short of being a leader last year when the Aggies needed one.
Scoring aside, he fell short in other key statistical categories. He had 16 assists in 27 games last season while being double-teamed throughout. That's not enough for a team's marquee player.
And I thought he could have averaged more than his 6.3 rebounds per game.
I'm not denying his ability to put the ball in the hole.
But the Aggies will be all right without him.