San Diego State men’s basketball is counting on the senior leadership of guard Trey Kell and forward Malik Pope, who were named team captains for the upcoming 2017 season by first-year head coach Brian Dutcher.
Kell and Pope are the only two returning seniors from last years team, which finished with a record of 19-14 and failed to reach postseason play for the first time since 2004-05.
Dutcher, who has been apart of the coaching staff since 1999 as an assistant to outgoing head coach Steve Fisher, said that his two seniors have all the intangibles needed in order to lead the Aztecs in his inaugural head coaching season.
“There’s a lot of things that go into success,” Dutcher said. “It’s attitude, effort, and good health, and that’s what both these seniors seem to be enjoying right now.”