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