Cameron Bairstow

Cameron Bairstow

Player Profile


Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Australian Institute of Sport

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 250





Bairstow Earns Silver, Kirk Help U.S. to 6-2 mark

Cameron scores 21 but Aussies fall to Russia 81-74, Kirk scores 8 for U.S.


Bairstow's Heroics send Aussies to Semis

Hits winning shot with 38 seconds left to give Boomers 60-55 win over Lithuania


Aussie Advance, US eliminated from Medal Contention

Bairstow, Aussie starters rested in blowout, Americans eliminated by Canada


Boomered! Bairstow goes for 22 as Aussies Down US 93-84

Americans must win over Canada by 10 for Medal Round


Bairstow's 19 Not Enough for Aussies, USA Goes to 3-0

Australia loses 92-83, USA rolls Sweden 83-65


New Mexico vs. San Diego St.

New Mexico vs. San Diego St.


New Mexico vs. Wyoming: MW Quarterfinals

New Mexico vs. Wyoming: MW Quarterfinals


Men's Basketball vs Air Force

The Lobos drop their season finale against Air Force 89-88.


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


Power forward playing in the post • Last name is pronounced BARE-stow • The third Australian to play at UNM, following Luc Longley (1987-91) from Perth and Ryan Kersten (2005-07) from Modbury Heights • played in 100 career games with 21 starts


Played in all three games with one start the past two seasons • averaged 7.7 points and five rebounds in 2012 and `13 • 15 points and nine rebounds against Harvard in 2013...attempted a career-high 11 FTs, making seven • in 2012, seven points (3-4 FGs, 1-2 FTs), three rebounds and two blocks in a season-high 26 minutes vs. Long Beach State • one point and three rebonds in 11 minutes vs. Louisville


Member of the all-tournament team after averaging 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in the three games...half of his 26 rebounds were on the offensive end...made 15-18 FTs • nine points and seven rebounds in 29 minutes in the title game win at UNLV • 14 points (3-8 FGs, 8-9 FTs), eight rebounds, two blocks and an assist in a career-high 37 minutes against Wyoming in the quarterfinals • second career double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds (6 offensive) in 34 minutes against San Diego State in the semifinals...had 10 points and eight boards in the first half...the 11 rebounds tied a career high...also attempted a career-high 15 FGs

2012-13 • JUNIOR

• Branch Law Firm Men's Basketball Awards • Most Charges • Co-Most Improved Player

• Mountain West all-tournament team

• Honorable mention All-Mountain West

Stats & Trends
Played in all 35 games with 19 starts...started the last 15 games (UNM was 12-3), averaging 12.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 30.1 minutes...even better the last seven games, averaging 13.8 ppg and 8.3 rpg...overall numbers increased to 9.7 ppg and 5.9 rpg in just 24.1 minutes...averaged 10.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 27.3 minutes in MW affairs • shot 73.8% (124-168) from the FT line...started the season making 43-48 (90%)...only 62% (58-93) in 65 games his first two years • started the first two games this season, but managed just 12 points and four rebounds

Single Game Highlights
Scored a team-high tying 22 points on 8-of-10 FGs in the exhibition opener against Victory, and led UNM with an 18.0 average, adding 7.5 rebounds and hitting 12-of-14 FTs in two exhibitions • nine points and four rebounds in 21 minutes against Davidson...just 1-of-5 FGs, but made 7-8 FTs • came off the bench against George Mason to contribute 10 points (3-6 FGs, 4-4 FTs), five rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes • eight points (4-4 FTs), six rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes in the win over No. 21 UConn • eight points, three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes against Idaho • nine points (0-5 FGs, 9-10 FTs), a career-high 11 rebounds, two blocks and he drew two charges in a season-high 23 minutes against Portland • 16 points (5-6 FGs, 6-6 FTs) and five rebounds in only 20 minutes against Mercer...scored 10 of UNM's first 21 points in a span of 5:38 on 3-3 FGs and 4-4 FTs • eight points (4-4 FTs) and a career-high-tying 11 rebounds at Indiana State • seven points, five rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal against Valparaiso • nine points - all in the 1st half - seven rebounds and a career-high tying two steals in a season-high 24 minutes at New Mexico State • made third start of the season against South Dakota State...finished with six points and four rebounds in 20 minutes...did not attempt a FT for the first time this season • usual steady self in the win at No. 8 Cincinnati with seven points, six rebounds and a block in 14 minutes • six points, six rebounds and a career-high three assists in the win over (24/19) UNLV...also tied a season-high with 24 minutes played • scored 15 of his 16 points against Fresno State in the first half on 6-6 FGs and 3-3 FTs...set career highs with six FGs made and 11 FG attempts...also tied a career best with two blocks before fouling out in 24 minutes • eight points on 4-4 FTs, four rebounds and a career-high-tying two steals at Boise State • had four points, three blocks and three steals against Colorado State as he played 23 minutes, manning the five-spot with fellow post Alex Kirk slowed by an illness • scoreless (0-4 FGs) for the first time this season in 24 minutes at (25) San Diego State...did have three rebounds, two assists and a block • making his fifth start of the season at Wyoming, he posted a career-high 17 points (5-8 FGs, 7-10 FTs) in a career-best 32 minutes...had scored just 12 points on 4-14 FGs the previous three games • seven points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal in 24 minutes against Nevada • tied for team-high honors with 14 points and nine rebounds in a start against Air Force...also tied a career high with three assists, plus a block and a steal in 30 minutes • 13 points (5-11 FGs, 3-6 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 28 minutes at UNLV • six points, a team-high 10 rebounds and two assists in 31 minutes at Fresno State • team-high 16 points (5-8 FGs, 6-8 FTs) and seven rebounds in 32 minutes vs. Boise State • six points - all in the second half - six rebounds and two assists in a career-high 35 minutes at (22/21) Colorado State • 16 points and five rebounds before fouling out after 31 minutes against San Diego State...scored nine straight points for UNM in the last eight minutes of the second half • 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes vs. Wyoming...just 3-9 FGs and all three baskets were dunks, but made 7-8 FTs...30 points and 11 rebounds in two games against the Cowboys this year, making 14-18 FTs • first career double-double at Nevada with 15 points and 10 rebounds...had 11 points and eight boards in the second half • foul trouble at Air Force limited him to 19 minutes, but he still managed 12 points on 6-6 FGs, seven rebounds and two assists

2011-12 • SOPHOMORE

Averaged 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two exhibition games, shooting .846 from the line • set career-highs in the opener for points and field goals against New Orleans with 13 and five • scored 10 points, including the first six, against Arizona State • played just five minutes against Santa Clara and Washington State due to food poisoning • had four points and five rebounds, including a dunk, against Idaho State • had three points and four rebounds at USC • scored four points and had three rebounds against Oklahoma State • had a career-high nine rebounds against Montana State • scored two points with four boards against UMKC • scored five points against Houston Baptist • recorded three rebounds against North Dakota • had three points at Wyoming • grabbed five rebounds against the Aztecs • had four points and four boards at UNLV • had four points and five boards against Colorado State • tied his MW career-high with six points, and went 4-for-4 from the line against TCU • set a MW career-high with seven points on a perfect 3-for-3 night at Air Force, including going 1-for-1 from the line, with four boards • had five boards at Boise State • had four points and three boards against Wyoming, hitting those four early to keep UNM in it early against Wyoming • scored four points and tied his career-high with two blocks despite missing a good chunk on the SDSU game after landing awkwardly after going up for a rebound • had two points and two rebounds with great defense against UNLV • scored six points with three rebounds against TCU • went 3-for-4 from the line and had seven rebounds and five points against Air Force • scored one point in nine minutes against Boise State • shot 9-for-12 from the line for the MW Tournament, and was big in the first half of the championship game, scoring six straight points • had seven points in a season-high 26 minutes against Long Beach State • hit a free throw against Louisville

2010-11 • Freshman

• Averaged 9.7 minutes in 31 games, but just 6.9 in 12 MWC contests • Showed a lot of potential with his play in four postseason games • 16 points and 11 rebounds in 47 minutes after just nine points and three boards in 37 minutes the previous 10 games • six points on a career-best 4-4 FTs, and three rebounds in 10 minutes at Alabama in the second round of the NIT • two points, three rebounds and a career-high two assists in eight minutes against UTEP in the NIT first round • 29 very meaningful minutes in the MWC Tournament against Colorado State and BYU • four points and a rebound against CSU, and he made arguably the biggest shot of the game, a 15-footer at the end of the shot clock that gave UNM a 63-59 advantage with 57 seconds left • four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes vs. BYU • Earned his first UNM start Feb. 16 at San Diego State, becoming the fourth true UNM freshman to draw a start • picked up two early fouls and had no points or rebounds in 11 minutes • five points and two rebounds in eight minutes at Colorado State Feb. 12 • nailed his first career three that got UNM to within 63-60 with 47 seconds left • six points (3-5 FGs), one board, one assist, one block and one steal in an MWC-high 17 minutes vs. TCU Jan. 26...had scored just eight points in his previous nine games before TCU • 33-55 FGs (60%) on the season and he made nine straight over a three-game span before a second-half tip missed at Southern Illinois on Dec. 1 • two points and five rebounds in 11 minutes at Utah • six points and four rebounds in 18 minutes against Cal State Bakersfield • Set career-highs vs. New Mexico State in The Pit with seven rebounds and 27 minutes, while adding six points • 18 points on 8-8 FGs and 2-3 FTs in consecutive games against Northwood and San Diego • nine points, making 4-4 FGs in each game • Four points in just six minutes against Arizona State • all of his points started a 20-0 first-half run as the Lobos went from trailing 13-7 to leading 27-13


Attended the well-know Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra starting in January of 2009 • The AIS is the country's national center of sports excellence designed for the training and development of elite athletes and teams • The AIS has churned out numerous standout collegiate players, including Andrew Bogut (Utah) and Patrick Mills (St. Mary's) • Bairstow was a member of the Queensland team that won the 2009 Under 20 Australian national championship and he played on the Australian Under 19 team that took the 2009 FIBA Oceania title • Played for head coach Marty Clarke at the AIS • Seen a lot of the world, traveling with AIS to Italy and to the Basketball Without Borders Camp Asia in 2009 • Also a member of the 2010 South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) Select Team that visited Qatar


Born Dec. 7, 1990, in Brisbane, Australia • Full name is Cameron David Bairstow • son of Ian and Penny • Has four brothers (Kieran, Jarred, Daniel and Sean) and two sisters (Melissa and Stephanie • Undecided on a major, but is interested in physiotherapy