Lobos have four scholarships to give

Lee Faria
June 15, 2017 10:32 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico men's basketball has had six players transfer out of the program. If new coach Paul Weir worried, he's not showing it.


The Lobos coaches can hit the road in July and they have four scholarships to give. With the departure of Jordan Hunter and Damien Jefferson, guards and forwards are back on the table. A big man wouldn't hurt either.

"I think we're a little light up front," Weir said. "Like I've talked about, we may have to go out and get one more perimeter player to get the depth there where we would like it. But at the end of the day, there is a lot that goes into these decisions both short term and long term."

Meanwhile, Weir played host to the Lobo team camp. More than 70 teams took part. It's a round robin event that has teams from all over the southwest.

The coaches love this event because it allows their high school teams to get better in the summer.

"The month of June lets us get together," Volcano Vista coach Mike Brown said. "We get to work in the weight room a little bit and do tournaments like Lobo Team Camp. We have one next week we're doing, so it gives us a chance to focus on basketball."

"The things we want to see are enthusiasm, unselfishness, and the ability to want to get better," added Albuquerque High coach Ron Garcia. "And if they can do those three things this summer, then we have accomplished what we needed to get accomplished."


Lee Faria

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