Western Michigan University will open the men's basketball season with three games in Hawaii beginning on Saturday.
Kalamazoo Gazette sports reporter David Drew tells WMUK's Gordon Evans that the Broncos starting five will match up well with any team in the Mid-American Conference. Center Shayne Whittington is attracting attention from NBA scouts.
Drew picks Western to finish second in the MAC West Division. That's also where they were picked in the MAC's pre-season media poll.
The Broncos won the division last year. Drew says the big question for Western will be their depth. He says the players coming off the bench are young and untested.
In the extended web version of the interview Drew discusses the Broncos' first win of the football season, and Western sweeping Colorado College in its first National Collegiate Hockey Conference series.