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Thames, Green Named Key Transfers By Athlon Sports

Xavier Thames was tabbed as a key Division I Transfer by <i>Athlon Sports</i>
Xavier Thames was tabbed as a key Division I Transfer by Athlon Sports

Nov. 9, 2011

SAN DIEGO - Xavier Thames and Garrett Green of the San Diego State men's basketball team have been named as Key Division I Transfers in the College Basketball 2011-12 Preview by Athlon Sports.

The publication, which picked the Aztecs to finish third in the Mountain West, also tabbed SDSU to reach the postseason for the seventh consecutive season.

San Diego State officially opens its season this weekend as it hosts three games at Viejas Arena as part of the Basketball Travelers Classic. On Friday, the Aztecs play their season opener against Bryant at 7:30 p.m. PT. SDSU will unveil two banners recognizing the team's Mountain West regular-season and tournament championships and a third banner, which will honor its 2011 NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.

On Saturday night, prior to the 7:30 p.m. PT contest vs. Southern Utah, San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher will be presented with his Naismith National Coach of the Year Award. On the third and final day of the tournament before the Aztecs play UC Davis on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. PT, former SDSU forward Kawhi Leonard will be presented with his All-America award as well as his Mountain West championship ring.

There are currently less than 1,000 tickets remaining for each of the three games. Tickets can be purchased online at GoAztecs.com, in person at Qualcomm Stadium Window E, or by calling 619-283 SDSU. The Aztec Ticket Office at Qualcomm Stadium is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. PT.