Updated: August 25, 2020 10:50 PM
Created: August 25, 2020 03:36 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- The Lobos are dealing with a tough summer stretch.
In one of the most devastating blows to the team, they learned JB White, who was expected to join the Lobos in the fall, died.
"We took the group that wanted to go, got a private viewing at his funeral where you're trying to kind of be as supportive as we can about it," said coach Paul Weir.
In the past few days, the team did, however, receive good news. North Carolina transfer Jeremiah Francis was cleared by the NCAA to play immediately.
"Off the bat, when you look at a player of that caliber, someone who is gifted enough to commit to North Carolina in his junior year of high school, you're dealing with an elite-level prospect," Weir said.
The Lobos have filled their scholarship limit of 13. West Mesa graduate Eloy Medina will walk on. He averaged 20 points as a senior with the Mustangs.
According to commissioner Craig Thompson, the Mountain West conference has a plan to begin play in November.
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