Jamal Fenton

Jamal Fenton

Player Profile


Houston, Texas

High School:
Cesar E. Chavez

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 170





Stevens: Lobos Men's Basketball 2012-13 Season Review

New Mexico wins two Mountain West titles, 29 games, and gains a new head coach


Post Game Notes


Stevens: Lobos Shocked 68-62 By Harvard's First-Ever NCAA Win

The Harvard Crimson become an NCAA Cinderella and advance to play Arizona for a Sweet 16 berth


Stevens: Lobos' Twin Towers Are A Major Test For Harvard Crimson

Harvard's attack and strength is on the perimeter, but New Mexico is a two-edged, inside-out sword


Postgame Notes


NCCA Tournament: New Mexico vs. Harvard

NCCA Tournament: New Mexico vs. Harvard


Men's Basketball vs. Wyoming

The Lobos celebrate the careers of the two winningest players in program history, Chad Adams & Jamal Fenton, vs. Wyoming


Wyoming @ No. 14 New Mexico

New Mexico Hosts Wyoming


San Diego State vs. UNM

The Lobos welcomed the Aztecs of SDSU in front of a sold out crowd for the second to last home game of the 2012-13 season


New Mexico vs. Colorado State

New Mexico vs. Colorado State

Jamal Fenton Feature


Four-year lettermen who brought a ton of energy to the floor • Fenton and teammate Chad Adams were part of a school-record 109 career wins (109-31) while at UNM...former teammates A.J. Hardeman and Phillip McDonald won 102 from 2009-12 • Fenton played in 133 career games with nine starts...he ranks tied for 3rd all-time at UNM in games played.


Played in five tournament games in 2010 `12 and `13...scored 18 points in 52 minutes on 7-18 FGs and 4-11 from 3-point • scoreless in two minutes against Montana in 2010...hit a 3-pointer in eight minutes vs. Washington • in 2012, five points, three rebounds, three assists, but four turnovers, in 13 minutes against Long Beach State • four points and a steal in 11 minutes vs. Louisville • six points on a pair of 3s, plus three steals and an assist in 18 minutes vs. Harvard in 2013


Played 34 minutes in the three games, logging 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal • five timely points on athletic drives to the basket in the title game at UNLV...also a rebound and a steal in 11 minutes • five points in 13 minutes vs. Wyoming in the quarterfinals on 2-3 FGs and 1-1 from 3...also two rebounds and two assists • scoreless in 10 minutes vs. San Diego State

2012-13 • SENIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Sixth Man of the Year

Missed the first three games of the regular season due to an NCAA suspension for an extra benefit • averagrd 3.8 points and 14.5 minutes in 32 games and one start (Portland) • just a 52% FT shooter • tied Cameron Bairstow for the team lead by drawing 13 charges

Single Game Highlights
Made his senior debut against UConn in the championship game of the Paradise Jam...four points and an assist in 14 minutes...his two FGs were actually UNM's first two baskets of the game as the starters combined to miss their first nine shots • made his ninth career start against Portland, logging a season-high 12 points (4-13 FGs) and 3 steals in a season-best 27 minutes...also drew a charge • six points vs. New Mexico State in The Pit after just one point the previous three games • six points vs. South Dakota State on a season-high two 3-pointers, plus two assists and a steal • scoreless in the win at No. 8 Cincinnati, but he did dish out a season-high four assists in 11 minutes • converted a conventional 3-point play, had an assist and a steal in six second-half minutes in the win against (24/19) UNLV • with Kendall Williams out, he logged nine points, a career-high six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes against Fresno State • another nine points at Boise State on 3-4 shooting from 3-point and two steals in 15 minutes...was 0-7 from 3 in road games and 6-22 overall before Boise • scored nine for a third straight game vs. Colorado State, including a perfect 6-6 FTs with a team-high tying three steals...had been 4-15 FT in his previous 12 games • a 3-pointer and four rebounds in 15 minutes at Wyoming • four points, two assists and a steal in 17 minutes vs. Nevada • after Air Force trimmed a double-digit Lobo lead to 57-51, Fenton hit a fallaway jumper in the lane then delivered two straight assists to push the Lobo lead to 63-51...finished with five points and a season-high six assists in 17 minutes • scoreless for the first time in 10 games at UNLV (0-4 FGs, 0-2 3s) • scored all 11 of his points against Boise State in the second half, making three straight 3-pointers and all of UNM's nine points in a span of 3:34...had missed 10 straight 3s before the burst...his three FGs were half of UNM's total baskets in the second half...20 points in two games vs. Boise State this year on 6-11 from 3-point • six points at Nevada, making 2-2 from 3-point...had scored just two points the previous three games on 0-8 FGs and 0-6 from 3

2011-12 • JUNIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Lobo Award for Best All-Around Student-Athete • Most Charges Drawn

Started both exhibition games, averaging 7.0 points per game with four assists and two steals • Started his first season opener, scoring three points with a pair of assists and steals against New Orleans • scored a then-season-high seven points against New Mexico State • was perfect from the field and the line, going 2-for-2 from the field and 4-4 from the line • had no points but a team-best three steals against Washington State • had nine points on 4-of-6 shooting against Boston College • was solid against Idaho State, with eight points and two steals, and several hustle plays that harassed the Bengals into turnovers • had a solid five-point, three-assist night with no turnovers against Missouri State • didn't attempt a shot, but had three steals in 14 minutes • had 10 points off the bench against Oklahoma State, on 4-of-7 shooting • had 11 against Montana State, hitting 5-of-7 from the field • had another great game with a third straight season-high in points, scoring a career-high tying 16 on 7-of-8 shooting with a career-best eight assists and no steals • went 3-for-3 from downtown for nine points with six assists and one turnover against New Mexico State • was superb again with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, adding two assists • had four points and a season-high four steals against Houston Baptist • made a spot start for the injured Hugh Greenwood and scored 11 points with six assists and no turnovers against North Dakota • started his first career Mountain West game, scoring 13 points with three threes at Wyoming • did not score against UNLV in 13 minutes of action • came off the bench for 10 points and six assists with no turnovers against Colorado State • scored nine points and drew a charge vs. TCU • dished out five assists to go along with seven points against Air Force • had three points, three boards, and his first career blocked shot, at Boise State • hit a big three to cap UNM's 13-2 lead-changing run against Wyoming • scored 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting with a team-high three assists in a win at San Diego State • had four points vs. UNLV • hit his only field goal, a three to beat the halftime buzzer, at Colorado State • had three points and three assists against TCU • scored eight points with three assists against Air Force • hit a three for his only basket against Boise State • hit all four of his free throws against Air Force • was superb against UNLV with seven points and suffocating defense in the semifinals • scored five points with three assists against Long Beach State • scored four points against Louisville

2010-11 • SOPHOMORE

• Started the two NIT games after Dairese Gary's season-ending injury in the MWC Tournament • scored 15 points against UTEP and Alabama, and tied a career high with six assists in each game • played a career-high 33 minutes at Alabama • tied career highs with five FTs made at six FTs attempted against UTEP • Played in 32 games, missing three (Colorado State, San Diego State, Utah) in mid-January with a deep right calf bruise suffered in practice Jan. 11 • 46 points the last five games (9.2 ppg) on 9-23 shooting from 3-point • also 57 points the last 8 games (7.1 ppg) on 11-27 from 3-point • those numbers were significant based on what he did in his first nine MWC games: 18 points (2.0 ppg) on 5-25 FGs and 2-16 from 3-point • 20 points in two MWC Tournament games, including 14 against BYU when he was 3-6 from three and 3-4 from the FT line • Best MWC game of the season March 5 vs. Air Force with 11 points (a team-leading 10 in the 1st half) and 26 minutes • also pulled down a career-high five rebounds and made a number of key plays at both ends of the floor • five assists in 18 minutes Feb. 26 at TCU • Only 2 points against Wyoming Feb. 9, but he had a huge steal and assist that led to a Dairese Gary layup, then two FTs to increase UNM's lead to seven at 52-45 midway through the 2nd half • had two assists and two steals in only 10 minutes • 6 points (4-4 FTs) in 16 minutes at Air Force Feb. 1 • also had a season-high four steals • 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 19 minutes against Longwoood • Career-high 16 points coming on a career-best four 3s in just 21 minutes against San Diego • scored 14 points in the second half, including 11 straight during one stretch • added four assists and two steals • 14 points on three threes in a career-high 29 minutes at Cal • A 23-point, four-assist, five-steal performance in 19 minutes off the bench against Manchester College in an exhibition...made 7-9 FGs and 8-8 FTs

2009-10 • Freshman

Played in every game except San Diego State in the MWC Tournament • Averaged 3.5 points and 11.6 minutes a game • Shot 38% from the field and 32% from three-point • Just three points the last five games and 13 the final 12 • Six points, three rebounds and a career-high six assists against Wyoming, including two passes that led to dunks for Will Brown and Darington Hobson • Five points and two rebounds vs. Colorado State • all of his points came in the second half • Six points and two rebounds at Wyoming • all of his scoring came in eight first-half minutes when starter Dairese Gary was in foul trouble • Six points, three rebounds and a steal vs. Utah • Seven points at San Diego State • Hit a crucial three-pointer six minutes into the second half to cut the Creighton lead to one, a game the Lobos trailed 31-15, but eventually won 66-61 • Season-high 11 points in 18 minutes vs. Northern Arizona that included an acrobatic left-handed lay-in in traffic • Team-high four assists, plus three steals, in the win over New Mexico State in The Pit • Nine points, three assists and 5 steals in 24 minutes vs. Louisiana Tech • Solid game in collegiate debut vs. UC Riverside with seven points (3-5 FGs), four rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 18 minutes


A 2009 graduate of Houston Cesar Chavez HS • High-scoring point guard who was rated a three-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com entering his senior season • Scout.com listed him as the 25th best point guard in the class, while ESPN.com tagged Fenton as the No. 20 point guard in the class of 2009 • Chavez's nickname is the Lobos, just like UNM • Played for head coach Kevin Pullum • Averaged 21.7 points and 5.2 assists his senior season for a Chavez team that won the 5A Region III District 20 title • Shot 59% from the floor, 44% (73-165) from three-point and 78% from the line • Led the Lobos to a 27-10 record • Posted five 30-point games with a high of 36 against Jones HS when he knocked down seven threes • Had 12 assists in consecutive games against Westside and Lamar • Averaged 20.2 ppg and 4.6 apg as a junior when the Lobos finished 28-6 • Ranked in the top-10 in the Houston area by RCSSports.com and in the top-20 in Texas by TexasHoops.com


Born April 17, 1991, in Houston • Full name is Jamal Shawn Fenton • Son of Hyron and Gail • Parents are natives of Trinidad and Tobago, where his father played professional soccer • Has an older brother, Hyron Jr. • Is majoring in University Studies