Sy, Mullings, Bhullar earn All-WAC recognition

Aggies' Bandja Sy named to All-WAC team, Mullings on second team; Bhullar named top freshman.

New Mexico State men's basketball senior forward Bandja Sy was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference team in voting by the league's 10 coaches.


Sophomore guard Daniel Mullings was a second-team selection, and freshman center Sim Bhullar was a third-team selection and the WAC Freshman of the Year.


"I'm very happy with the selections that were made from our team," head coach Marvin Menzies said. "I feel like they were well deserved. I think whenever you have success as a team then the individual accolades always follow. It was only appropriate that having a very good regular season in conference that we were able to get three guys on the all-conference teams. I'm happy for the guys, and looking forward to focusing now on the WAC Tournament."


Sy averaged 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. He ranked fifth in scoring and fourth in rebounding in WAC games.


Mullings supplied 14.7 points, 2.6 assists and 2.6 steals per game in conference games. He also earned all-defensive team honors. Mullings led the WAC in steals with 47 in league games, and he ranked sixth in scoring. He is the first Aggie to collect all-defensive team honors since 2008.


Bhullar averaged 11.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game in WAC play. He is the first Aggie in school history to earn that distinction. He ranked first in the WAC in blocks and field goal percentage (60.2) in league contests and seventh in rebounding.


The Aggies (21-10, 14-4 WAC) next hit the court for the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament on Thursday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. They are the tournament's No. 3 seed and open against sixth-seeded Idaho (12-17, 7-11), which is led by WAC Player of teh Year Kyle Barone. The Aggies won both regular season meetings, but only by a combined three points.


New Mexico State has won two of the past three WAC postseason tournaments.