The No. 16/17 Lobos host the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State in a late December matchup in The Pit in Albuquerque.
Transfer from Arizona State who was required to sit out the 2010-11 season per NCAA guidelines turned into a solid scorer and a very good defender was UNM's top scorer off the bench in 2011-12 received his degree in May of 2013 and will transfer to another institution to start work on a Master's and play his final season.
NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY
16 points off the bench vs. Long Beach State and Louisville in Portland in 2012 11 points (2-7 FGs, 6-8 FTs) and four rebounds in 20 minutes vs. Long Beach State five points in 11 minutes vs. Louisville on 2-7 FGs...hit a key 3-pointer to bring UNM within two late in the game
Stats & Trends Head coach Steve Alford announced March 4 his indefinite suspension from the team for violation of team rules played in 23 games and he started the first four...missed four games from Feb. 16-March 2 due to a slight knee injury suffered in the first half at Fresno State on Feb. 13...also did not play against Fresno State on Jan. 12 due to illness and at Wyoming on Jan. 30 averaging 5.0 points and 15.4 minutes was really stuggling before a solid performance (12 points) against Nevada on Feb. 2...had missed 15 straight FGs since a make in the second half at Cincinnati on Dec. 27, and was a dreadful 3-28 FGs and 1-12 from 3-point in his previous nine games averaged 6.5 points his past four games on 8-16 FGs, 5-8 from 3-point and 5-6 FTs
Single Game Highlights Scored a team-high-tying 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting in the exhibition opener against Victory, and averaged 14.5 points in the exhibition season, with three assists and three steals just 14 minutes against Davidson, but he finished with 10 points on 2-of-2 from 3-point 13 points - all in the final 6:01 of the first half against Illinois-Chicago...scored 11 in a row for UNM at one point...made 5-5 FGs during a 20-7 UNM run as the Lobos opened a 37-23 halftime lead did not start for the first time this year against Idaho, but made 5-of-5 3s on his way to tying a career high with 19 points (5-7 FGs, 4-5 FTs) in 23 minutes snapped out of a mini-slump against Valparaiso with a team-high 12 points on 4-8 FGs and 2-3 from 3...scored eight of the Lobos' final nine points assertive at both ends of the floor in the win at No. 8 Cincinnati, finishing with five points, two rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes had an assist in nine minutes of action against Colorado State off the bench for 12 points on 3-6 FGs, 2-4 3s and 4-4 FTs vs. Nevada...had scored just 14 in his previous nine games...added a team-high two steals and he drew a charge in 18 minutes three points, a rebound and a season-high three assists in 12 minutes against Air Force six points (2-2 3s) and two rebounds in 17 minutes at UNLV five points (2-2 FGs, 1-1 3s) in seven minutes at Fresno State before leaving at the 3:40 mark of the first half with a slight knee injury
Averaged 11.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in two exhibition games off the bench Scored 12 points with three assists in his first action in 19 months in the opener against New Orleans had eight points against New Mexico State in a return to the start of his college career, he scored seven points with three assists against his old team Arizona State had eight points in 17 minutes against Santa Clara had three points and three assists against Washington State had a career-best five assists and eight points against Boston College scored nine off the bench in 16 minutes against Idaho State scored a career-best 16 points with a career-best five boards against Missouri State was a perfect 3-for-3 from the line, scoring seven points at USC only scored two points, but was active against Oklahoma State, especially defensively after garnering just three steals in the first 10 games, had a career-high five against Montana State, along with seven points earned his first UNM start, scoring six points with seven assists against UMKC had six points including a 4-of-5 effort from the line against Saint Louis established a season-high with eight assists to go along with 14 points against Houston Baptist scored 12 points off the bench against North Dakota scored seven off the bench in a career-high 23 minutes at Wyoming didn't score in three minutes of action against UNLV provided a big spark with solid defense against Colorado State, with nine points, three boards, and three steals had a career-high eight rebounds, adding 11 points, at Air Force scored six points and added seven rebounds against Boise State played very well at San Diego State with six points, filling in at the four-spot due to injuries and foul trouble with UNM's other post players was fantastic with nine points against UNLV with a key three-pointer to ignite a 16-1 clinching run scored 14 points in a season-high 25 minutes against Colorado State scored seven points against TCU played just 10 minutes after missing most of the week of practice following an illness in his family, but still scored three points with three assists against Air Force scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting against Boise State scored a career-high 19 points in the MW quarterfinals against Air Force on 5-of-6 shooting with four rebounds another solid game against UNLV with 12 points and three rebounds helped finish off San Diego State with seven points, all at the line for the conference tournament, he shot 19-of-22 from the line scored 11 points against Long Beach State, including nine in the first half had five points including a key three-pointer to bring UNM within two late in the game against Louisville.
Redshirted after transferring from Arizona State suffered from foul trouble against San Diego State, playing a season-low eight minutes and not scoring his only basket proved large against Wyoming, giving UNM a two possession lead, which Wyoming would never break through
2009-10 FRESHMAN (at Arizona State)
Played in 23 games with one start for the Sun Devils lone start came against Stanford (1-30-10 averaged 4.0 points, 1.0 rebound and 10.5 minutes led ASU in scoring three times with a high of 14 points at Washington (2-6-10 also 12 points against Western Illinois (11-13-09) and 11 at Southern Cal (1-2-10).
HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Phoenix St. Mary's moved to Phoenix from Fontana, Calif., in the fall of 2008 led St. Mary's to the 5A state championship, scoring 27 points in the title game against Gilbert Highland it was St. Mary's first title since 2001 coached by Dave Lopez was ranked No. 115 in Rivals.com final recruiting list and was the No. 25 shooting guard led Team California to a national title in 2004 and earned All-Citrus Belt League as a freshman at Fontana High School.