NBA Summer League: J.J. Avila, Jon Octeus represent CSU Rams

  J.J. Avila and Jon Octeus are just “livin’ the dream.” It’s a saying that gets thrown around wildly, more as a complaint than a prideful boast, but the two former Colorado State Men’s Basketball players are indeed living their dreams. Back in April, Avila was preparing for pre-draft workouts by practicing with Chauncey Billups, a Denver native with the nickname “The...
Via BSN Denver
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Avila will play on the Houston Rockets' summer league squad

J.J. Avila was a stellar scorer at Colorado State last season. He has good size, is versatile and made more two-point baskets than any player in his conference.  Apparently the four-year player performed well enough to earn himself a spot on the Houston Rockets' summer league team, according to The Coloradoan:   "Avila had been practicing with the Rockets all week on a tryout basis...
Via FOX Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Avila earns another pre-draft workout, this time with Utah Jazz

  J.J. Avila, it seems, has the best chance of Colorado State’s “big three” from last year to make the NBA. That is, at least, if chances are gauged on how many pre-draft workouts players receive. For Avila, the 6’7” and 250-pound, his fifth pre-draft workout is scheduled to take place today per his former CSU coach Ross Hodge on Twitter. Good luck to former @CSUMensBball...
Via BSN Denver
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Avila's leads Colorado St. past San Diego St.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- J.J. Avila scored a season-high 29 points, on 12-of-16 shooting, to help Colorado State hold off a late surge by San Diego State for a 79-73 win Saturday night. Colorado State (18-2, 5-2 Mountain West) led by as many as 12 in the second half and Stanton Kidd's 3-pointer with 9:40 to go gave the Rams a 65-55 advantage. Malik Pope, who led San Diego State...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rams prevail in Boulder, move to 9-0

The Colorado State men’s basketball team extended their program-best season-opening win streak to nine games on Wednesday, as they took down the rival CU Buffs by a final score of 62-60. While the Rams managed to come out on the winning side eventually, it was anything but easy for the visitors from Fort Collins. Colorado led for virtually the entire first half, and took a 32...
Via Mile High Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons to watch CU vs CSU on Wednesday night

The Buffs and the Rams renew their rivalry on the hardwood on Wednesday night, as CSU takes their perfect 8-0 record down to Boulder for a big early season non-conference test. Basketball has traditionally taken a back seat to football in terms of fan interest the state of Colorado, but here are five reasons why the men’s hoops version of the Rocky Mountain Showdown is worth your...
Via Mile High Sports
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado St. gets past Air Force 68-56

J.J Avila scored 20 points and Jon Octeus added 18 as Colorado State rallied back from a 10-point deficit to beat Air Force 68-56 on Saturday afternoon. Octeus' first 3-pointer of the game snapped a tie with 3:39 to play. His second 3-pointer 1:44 later stretched the lead to 62-53. Colorado State led at the 15:16 mark of the first half and then trailed by as much as 10 points until...
Via Associated Press
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

San Diego State opens conference play with win at Colorado State

J.J. Avila was not 100 percent. A sprained lower back from earlier in the week left Colorado State's leading scorer grimacing during the pregame warmups and having to stand during timeouts to relieve the pain. Yet the Rams were able to get 35 minutes out of the junior forward Wednesday night in a 71-61 loss to No. 21 San Diego State. ''He's in bad shape. Really bad shape and his...
Via Associated Press
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado State holds off New Mexico State 85-83

J.J. Avila scored 29 points, including the game-winning layup in the final seconds, lifting Colorado State to an 85-83 win over New Mexico State on Saturday. Avila got help from Daniel Bejarano, who added 11 points and hauled in 15 rebounds, Jon Octeus with 15 points, and Marcus Holt with 11 to keep the Rams (6-2) undefeated on their home court this season. The Rams took advantage...
Via Associated Press
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Avila, Colorado St. top Bethune-Cookman 66-52

J.J. Avila scored 21 to lead three players in double figures as Colorado State had few problems in a 66-52 win over Bethune-Cookman Wednesday afternoon in the CSU Challenge. Jon Octeus had 14 points and Gerson Santo 12 for the Rams (5-2), who are enjoying a 10-game homestand, the longest ever for the school. Malik Jackson had 11 for the Wildcats (2-5), who are just getting going...
Via Associated Press
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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