the workload this season with a career-high 30 points.
However, if the Mustangs are to have any success this season, another player must help fill the scoring void. The player that most fits the bill is senior Marcellus Garrick, a transfer from Allan Hancock. He had 16 points against Menlo and topped 20 points twice last season.
Job Alexander, a transfer from Trinidad State, should also help pick up some of the scoring load. The junior shot 57.6 percent from the floor and over 40 percent from 3-point range last season.
Redshirt freshman Jared Rice stayed with the team after requesting a transfer earlier in the year.
Mark Crowe, who started 15 of 31 games as a freshman last year and already proved to be a versatile defender could be poised to have a breakout season. If he can im- prove his 3-point shooting to become a two-way player, it’ll help spread the floor for Fields to attack.
Kuba Niziol does a little bit of everything for the Mustangs. The senior had 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists against Menlo. Last season, Niziol averaged 7.2 points — mostly off the bench. Expect that number to tick upward, along with Garrick.
Junior Hank Hollingsworth is a steady inside presence. The junior averaged 1.68 blocks per game last season.
The Mustangs should be excited about Tuukka Jaakkola, a 6-foot-10 forward who had seven points and nine rebounds against Menlo. Jaakkola has played for Finland’s U-20 Men’s National Team.
Also seeing action against Menlo was freshman guard Junior Ballard, who averaged 16.4 points as a senior at Modesto Christian School.
Cal Poly also has last season’s Tribune County Player of the Year Kyle Colvin. The former Mis- sion Prep standout averaged 23 points for the Royals in his senior season but did not play against Menlo.