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Hear from Leon Rice, Thomas Bropleh, Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks as they discuss the big win Wednesday night
For three years you knew the name, but maybe couldn't put a finger on his game. After moving in and out of the starting lineup during his first three seasons, Thomas Bropleh found his calling as a senior. A refined three-point stroke and an irreplaceable dose of senior leadership turned Bropleh into one of the best sparkplugs in the West.
The video series begins with an overview of the 2014 seniors by the three Bronco coaches who were with them all four years. Head coach Leon Rice, associate head coach Jeff Linder and assistant coach John Rillie share their thoughts in the video below.
Hear Leon Rice, Thomas Bropleh, Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks look back on Boise State's big win against New Mexico Wednesday night.
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Boise State vs. New Mexico
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JUNIOR (2012-13): Appeared in 30 games during the regular season, missing the Corban (Dec. 30) and Fresno State (Jan. 23) games - two of only three missed games during his Bronco career...averaged 3.5 points per game on the season...had two double-digit efforts on the season: a season-high 14 against Walla Walla (Jan. 5), and 10 against Air Force (Feb. 20)...season-high seven rebounds against Nevada (Feb. 27)...career-high-tying three assists twice...season-high two steals against the Wolf Pack.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): One of only two Broncos to appear in each of the team's 30 games...made a career-high 11 starts...averaged 7.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, both career highs...was 29-of-86 from the 3-point line on the season (.337)...scored a career-high 20 points against Cal State Northridge (Nov. 19), knocking down a career-high-tying four 3-pointers...also had four 3-pointers against No. 12/15 UNLV (Jan. 25)...registered his first-career double-double against the Runnin' Rebels, scoring 17 points and pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds...led the team in scoring twice, and in rebounding five times...scored in double figures nine times...named Mountain West Spring Academic All-Conference.
FRESHMAN (2010-11): Played in 34 of the Broncos' record-setting 35 games in 2010-11, including one start...started his first-career game against No. 21/20 Utah State (Feb. 5)...averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds during his debut season with the Broncos...was 21-of-51 (.412) from the 3-point line on the season, including a mark of 14-for-29 (.483) over his last 14 games...scored a then-career-high 14 points in each game against Hawaii (Jan. 8 and Feb. 3), and against Fresno State (Feb. 10)...went a season-best 4-of-6 from the 3-point line in the first meeting against the Bulldogs...led the Broncos in rebounding three times, including his then-career-high, nine-rebound performance against Cal State Bakersfield (March 2)...led Boise State with a career-high three steals against the Rainbow Warriors (Feb. 3)...career-high three assists against Fresno State.
As a SENIOR, led George Washington High School to a 26-2 record and a runner-up finish in the state championship...scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in title game...averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds per game...earned Scout.com Player of the Year and was named a member of the Denver Post All-Colorado Team...named first-team all-state...also voted honorable mention all-state as a JUNIOR after averaging 14 points and seven rebounds per game...played in the West Coast All-Stars Best of the Best Game...high school coach was Mike Rogers... averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game at New Hampton Prep...shot 42 percent from beyond the arc...also successful off the court, achieving a 3.7 GPA...two-time honor roll member...prep school coach was Pete Hutchins.
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