#13 Cullen Neal
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Eldorado HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2013-14 • FRESHMAN
Stats & Trends
Was the fourth leading scoring on the team as a freshman, averaging 7.1 points per game, one of the top marks for rookies in the Mountain West • his 243 total points just missed the UNM freshman top 10 • was second on the team with 42 three-pointers despite only averaging 19.9 minutes per game • started three games, and averaged 15.3 points per game, including games of 24 and 18 points in wins over Marquette and Grand Canyon • was third on the team with 65 assists • had 36 turnovers in the first 14 games (2.6 per game) but significantly improved in that department over the final 20 games, suffering just 28, turning in a 1.3 A-TO ratio over that time period.

Single Game Highlights
Scored 12 points in his debut with two assists on a pair of alley-oops and a steal, hitting seven free throws against Alabama A&M • Hit for double-figures with 11 points and added seven assists against Charleston Southern • added three assists and a three-pointer against UMass in 17 minutes after Hugh Greenwood got in foul trouble • had a career-high with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including three three-pointers, against Davidson • hit for six points, including a perfect 3-for-3 from the line, in his first rivalry game at New Mexico State • scored five points, including a big first-half three to key a run as UNM beat Cincinnati 63-54 • led all bench scorers with four points against Kansas • earned his first career start against New Mexico State, scoring four points and adding two assists • scored a career-high 24 points, including a career-best six threes as UNM came back from nine down in the second half to defeat Marquette 75-68 • continued his torrid pace with 18 points and seven assists in a career-high 35 minutes against Grand Canyon • scored five points in 24 minutes against Colorado State • had six points and a team-leading three assists against Wyoming in his first MW road game • hit all three of his free throws against UNLV • had a masterful game with 17 points off the bench, including 12 in the first half, against Fresno State • scored two points with two assists against Boise State • had a solid outing with eight points and an assist at Colorado State, hitting all three of his two-point shots • had another big game with 13 including three threes and four rebounds in a road win at Utah State • scored eight points and grabbed a career-high tying four rebounds with four assists against San Jose State • scored five points, including UNM’s only three-pointer on a 35-foot, shot-clock buzzer-beater against Wyoming • had a pair of free throws and a steal against Boise State on the road • had his eighth double-figure scoring game, hitting three threes including a four-point play, and dishing off two dazzling assists for dunks against Nevada • hit a three-pointer early against UNLV in a 68-56 win • scored eight points on a pair of three-pointers against San Diego State • ignited an eight-point comeback win with 12 points, including three threes and a pair of assists against Utah State • had eight points, hitting a pair of three-pointers, including the go-ahead basket with under eight minutes to go at Nevada • scored eight points with a team-high six assists against Air Force, hitting three field goals and two threes • scored two points at San Diego State • hit a pair of basketbs, including a three, as part of a seven point night against Fresno State • had a big four-point play right after San Diego State took a three-point lead in the second half of the championship game of the MW Tournament • scored four points in 13 minutes against Stanford with a pair of assists • The team finished 18-1 this season when he records two made field goals, and 7-6 when he records one or zero

Accompanied the team to Australia but did not play due to appendicitis.

Lettered for four years in basketball at Eldorado High School • one of the most decorated players ever out of the state of New Mexico • he was named a Parade All-American, Mr. Basketball for New Mexico, and the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year • he was an ESPN Top 100 member as a junior and as a senior (rated No. 87) • Also was named Hot 100 Top 100 Players, HoopScoop Top 100, Rose Hoops Top 100, Rivals Top 100, Nike Top 100 and Pangos Top 100 • Was also a three-time Adidas Phenom All-Star and a Top 30 Cream of the Crop selection • was selected to the All-Tournament team for the Fab 48 Tournament and the Elite 8 in the Desert • finished his high school career at Eldorado with 2,311 career points, third-most in New Mexico history, and his 831 points as a senior was 11th all-time (and a school record) • ranked fifth in state history with 497 career assists • his 778 career free throws is the most in New Mexico prep history, and he owns the second-highest (260) and third-highest (239) single-season totals • made 217 three-pointers in his career, sixth all-time in New Mexico prep history • was named First Team All-State and First Team All-City as a junior and as a senior, after earning Second Team honors in both as a sophomore • also played for the North squad in the New Mexico High School All-Star game • three times in his career he drained at least eight threes in a game, hitting 87 total in 2011-12, a school record for a season • as a senior he led Eldorado to a 20-8 record, averaging 26.4 points per game and 7.1 assists per game, helping the Eagles to the state semifinals • dished out an incredible 193 assists and grabbed 39 steals as a senior • had a game for the ages as a senior, scoring 43 points including nine threes in a three-point loss to Albuquerque High • had 11 30-point games as a senior, including a 39, 40 and 43-point effort • had a 34-point night against Sandia that included a career-best 18-for-18 from the line • in leading Eldorado to the 2012 state title he led the Eagles with a 27.7 scoring average, 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.1 steals as a junior • scored 34 points on 12-of-21 shooting in the title game against La Cueva, played at The Pit • overall as a junior he shot 45% from the field and hit 87 three-pointers, along with 81% from the free throw line • finished his career with six different 40-point scoring nights, including a career-high 46 against Albuquerque High as a junior • graduated with a 3.982 grade point average • a member of the National Honor Society.

His parents are Craig and Janet Neal • has a brother Dalton • is majoring in interpersonal communication • his birthday is March 18, 1994 • favorite athlete is “Pistol” Pete Maravich • volunteers with the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters.