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  Nick Banyard

Nick Banyard

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Flower Mound, Texas

High School:
Marcus HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 205

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1VL

04/15/2013

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

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

03/20/2013

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

03/15/2013

Stevens: Lobos vs. Aztecs is a Rubber Match With NCAA Intensity

The Lobos vs. Aztecs winner advances to the Mountain West title game to play UNLV vs. CSU winner

03/12/2013

Stevens: Are Lobos Surrounded By Desperate Teams In MW Tournament?

New Mexico is an NCAA lock, but the rest of the Mountain West teams might breathe easier with a few more wins

03/08/2013

Stevens: Alford's Lobos Close Regular Season in Falcons' Rowdy Clune Arena

New Mexico has iced the Mountain West Crown, but NCAA seeding is still a motivation to win

02/23/2013

New Mexico vs. Colorado State

New Mexico vs. Colorado State

01/26/2013

No. 15 New Mexico vs. San Diego State - AP Photos

No. 15 New Mexico vs. San Diego State - AP Photos

12/22/2012

Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota State

The No. 16/17 Lobos host the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State in a late December matchup in The Pit in Albuquerque.

12/19/2012

New Mexico vs. New Mexico State

New Mexico vs. New Mexico State

12/08/2012

Men's Basketball vs. Valparaiso

The No. 18/21 Lobos host the Crusaders of Valparaiso University in a non-conference battle in The Pit in Albuquerque.

GENERAL INFO

Two-time state champion in high school who brings tremendous athleticism to the UNM frontcourt • has excellent range and should see minutes as a freshman • 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 • just 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


HIGH SCHOOL

Lettered for four years in basketball at Marcus High School • led 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.

PERSONAL

His mother is Holly Banyard • his brother Joseph played football at UTEP and is with the New Orleans Saints • his birthday is February 16, 1994 • is majoring at university college.

Saturday, December 20
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at New Mexico State
Tuesday, December 23
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Grand Canyon
Wednesday, December 31
5:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, January 03
6:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Colorado State (Alumni Day)
Tuesday, January 06
9:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at San Diego State
Saturday, January 10
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
at Utah State
Wednesday, January 14
7:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Sunday, January 18
4:00 PM - 
Men's Basketball
vs. Boise State
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