Thames Set to Take Over @GoAztecs Twitter Account
May 6, 2014
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State men's basketball All-America guard Xavier Thames is set to take over SDSU athletics' official Twitter account, @GoAztecs, on Friday at 1 p.m. PT, ahead of the Aztecs being honored at Friday night's San Diego Padres game.
Thames will answer tweets from Twitter users that utilize the hashtag #XThamesLive. Following the afternoon Twitter session, the senior and his 2013-14 teammates will head to PETCO Park where they will be recognized prior to the start of the Miami Marlins-Padres game (7:10 p.m. PT).
Mountain West Coach of the Year Steve Fisher is slated to appear on FOX Sports San Diego's Padres Social Hour, which begins at 5:30 p.m. PT. Padres Social Hour will also simulcast on ESPN 1700 AM and at www.padres.com. Thames, meanwhile, is scheduled to be on set during Padres Live (FSSD, 6:30 p.m. PT) out at Park in the Park before stepping on the hill to throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
In game, Fisher will make on-air appearances with FOX Sports San Diego and The Mighty 1090, with the latter taking place with SDSU's play-by-play voice Ted Leitner.
San Diego State (31-5) finished the 2013-14 season ranked in the AP poll for the final 16 weeks of the season, and was in the last 17 USA Today Coaches Poll rankings. The Aztecs rose as high as No. 5 in both polls, a spot they held for three-consecutive weeks. SDSU also never dropped out of the top 15 once the calendar rolled over to 2014.
The Aztecs matched their best-ever finish in the NCAA tournament despite being picked to finish fourth in the MW preseason poll, and not receiving a single vote in either major preseason top-25 rankings. En route to its league-leading eighth conference championship, SDSU tied the school record with 20-straight victories before winning the second-most games in program history.
In 2014-15, San Diego State is expected to return three starters and add a top-15 recruiting class, with a high-major transfer eligible at the start of the season. In all, the Aztecs are poised to welcome back three of its top-four scorers.