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NMSU’s Tillman, McCants, & Henry to return this basketball season

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Donnie Tillman returning to NMSU

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - The band is getting back together again over at New Mexico State.

NMSU announced through social media Monday that Donnie Tillman, Johnny McCants and Clayton Henry will return to the Aggies next season for their extra year of eligibility.

All three Aggies were the team's top scorers last season, and all of them are seniors.

Tillman averaged 11.6 points a game, McCants 10 points a game, and Henry 8.2 points a contest.

This is great news for an NMSU team looking to rebound after falling in the WAC Tournament title game last season against Grand Canyon University.

Their decision to return to NMSU bolsters the team's roster, which has already picked up some top recruits this off season.

NMSU head coach Chris Jans was able to bring in some transfers from power five conferences.

Teddy Allen, transfer from Nebraska, averaged 16.5 points a game, Nate Pryor (Washington) averaged 4.1 points a game, and Mario McKinney Jr. (started college career at Missouri), averaged 18.4 points a game at John A. Logan College last season.

It also helps that the team's top scorer, Jabari Rice is also returning to NMSU for his senior season.

Rice averaged 13.2 points per game last season.

Without question, the Aggies have the talent and depth to make another run at a WAC title and hopefully return to the NCAA Tournament.

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Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.

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