#23 Nick Banyard
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 205
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Flower Mound, Texas
High School: Marcus HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2013-14 • SOPHOMORE
Stats & Trends
Played in 24 games, but in just two of the final 12 • averaged 1.7 points and 1.6 rebounds, but struggled from the field, shooting .341 (15-of-44) • shot .769 from the line.

Single Game Highlights
Played 11 minutes off the bench, scoring four points on a pair of alley-oops against Alabama A&M • Added two points against Charleston Southern on 1-of-3 shooting • had a career-night with 18 minutes, and nine points, all in overtime, against UAB • had a career-high four blocks in 16 minutes against UMass • played 13 minutes and his thunderous dunk at the end of the first half set the tone for UNM’s nine-point win over New Mexico State • scored three points with two rebounds in 15 minutes against Cincinnati • had two points and two assists in 17 minutes against Kansas • grabbed two boards in five minutes of action against New Mexico State • played 15 minutes against Marquette, excelling defensively • played 12 minutes against with an assist and a rebound • hit his only shot in nine minutes against Colorado State • played 12 minutes at Wyoming, scoring four points and dishing out a career-high two assists • added two points and a rebound in eight minutes against Boise State • played a career-high 21 minutes against Colorado State, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds • scored five points, including his first three-pointer of the season, against San Jose State • grabbed a pair of rebounds in eight minutes of action • had a reverse dunk off an alley-oop from Cullen Neal against Air Force

Averaged 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds over the three games, earning one start • shot .444 from the field and .750 from the free throw line • dished out three assists.

Two-time state champion in high school who brings tremendous athleticism to the UNM frontcourt • high school teammate of Oklahoma State standout Marcus Smart.

2012-13 • FRESHMAN
Averaged 6.4 minutes while playing in 30 of 35 games as a backup in the front court • no action the last four games of the season • eight points in 15 MW games, averaging 5.0 minutes.

Single Game Highlights
Active Lobo debut against Davidson with two points, six rebounds and two assists in just 12 minutes • three points (3-4 FTs), five rebounds and two assists in 12 minutes against George Mason • made one FG against Mercer, Indiana State, USC and Valparaiso...also two rebounds against the Trojans • first career 3-pointer came against Valparaiso • two points on his first career dunk, and three rebounds in a career-high 15 minutes at New Mexico State • one point, two rebounds and an assist in seven minutes at St. Louis • two rebounds in four minutes against (24/19) UNLV • one point, three rebounds and a block in eight minutes against Fresno State • one rebound and a block in five minutes at Boise State • one rebound in four minutes at (25) San Diego State • one rebound in four minutes at Wyoming • season-high four points (2-2 FGs), a rebound and a block in seven minutes against Nevada • two offensive rebounds in eight minutes against Air Force • one point (1-4 FTs) and four rebounds in nine minutes at UNLV • one FT and a rebound in five minutes vs. Boise State • did not play against Wyoming, the first game with no action this season • one FT in five minutes at Nevada • an assist and a steal in five minutes at Air Force.

Lettered for four years in basketball at Marcus High School • helped lead Marcus to records of 40-1 and 39-2 as a junior and a senior, winning back-to-back Texas 5A state titles • was named All-District and Second Team All-State after his senior season in which Marcus was ranked No. 1 in the nation according to MaxPreps.com • Banyard was a Second Team All-District 8-5A pick as a junior.

His mother is Holly Banyard • his brother Joseph played football at UTEP and is with the Minnesota Vikings • his birthday is February 16, 1994 • is majoring in University Studies.