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Local talent among UNM's incoming players

Lee Faria
May 16, 2018 10:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico head coach Paul Weir hit the recruiting hard in the first few months of the offseason.

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In all, there will be two local players – Anthony Chavez from Valley and Jordan Arroyo from Atrisco Heritage – among the eight newcomers.

Weir said he was looking for size and athletic ability, but they had to fit the system and some weren't sold on the system.

"They want to play 38 minutes a game or whatever it may be, and that is ok. That doesn't make them wrong and me right, or vice versa," Weir said. "To me, it's about finding the right fit here and I think physically, we have put the right team in place. And I have done as much as I can that mentally, we have done the same thing."

The odd man out for the Lobos is Troy Simons.

Simons averaged 9.9 points a game and led the conference in steals. The junior college transfer last season had his ups and down. He was ejected from a game against Boise State but then late in the season played a major role in getting the Lobos to the conference tournament championship game.

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