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#1 Cullen Neal
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Eldorado HS
Experience: 1 Letter

FRESHMAN (2013-14)
Academic All-MW Team selection… MW Scholar-Athlete… Fourth among MW freshmen in scoring (7.1 ppg)… Was also the fourth-leading scorer on the team and became just the second UNM freshman since 2007-08 to finish among the top five scorers on the team… His 243 points just missed the top ten freshmen scoring seasons… Errupted for a season-high 24 points, fueled by six three-pointers, versus Marquette (12-21-13), which was the most points by a Lobo rookie since Alex Kirk scored 31 against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5, 2011… Second on the team in three-point field goals with 42 made… Scored ten or more points in nine games… Tallied a season-high seven assists on two separate occasions versus Charleston Southern (11-18-13) and against Grand Canyon (12-23-13)… Scored 18 points in a season-high 35 minutes in his seven-assist game versus Grand Canyon… Would score 15 points in just 14 minutes of action versus Davidson (11-24-13)…Converted three or more three-point field goals on six different occasions… Lobo Scholar-Athlete Award winner… Took home the Lobo Award for best academic performance at team banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL
Parade All-American in 2012-13… 2012 Mr. Basketball in New Mexico… 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year… ESPN Top 100 recruit as a junior and senior… Ranked as 87th recruit in nation when he joined the Lobos… First Team All-State and All-Metro selection as a junior and a senior… Second Team All-State and All-Metro as a sophomore… Also named to Hot 100 Top 100 Players, HoopScoop Top 100, Rose Hoops Top 100, Rivals Top 100, Nike Top 100 and Pangos Top 100 lists… three-time Adidas Phenom All-Star and a Top 30 Cream of the Crop selection… Selected to the All-Tournament team for the Fab 48 Tournament and the Elite 8 in the Desert… Played four seasons at Eldorado High School under head coach Roy Sanchez… Helped guide the Eagles to the 2012 5A state championship as he averaged 26.4 points per game and 7.1 assists per game … Eldorado accumulated 87 wins in his four seasons as an Eagle… Finished his high school career with 2,311 career points, third-most in New Mexico history, and his 831 points as a senior was eleventh all-time (and a school record)… His career totals rank fifth in state history in assists (497), first in career free throws (778) and sixth in three-point field goals (217)… Tallied 193 assists as a senior… Ended career with over a dozen games of 30 points or more with six games of 40 points or more… Senior season saw him score 34 points against Sandia High that included a career-best 18-for-18 from the line Errupted for a career high 46 points against Albuquerque High School as a junior… Graduated from EHS with a 3.982 grade point average and as a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
His parents are Craig and Janet Neal… has one younger brother Dalton… Majoring in interpersonal communication… Birthday is March 18, 1994… Enjoys playing Xbox in his free time… Favorite athlete is “Pistol” Pete Maravich… Volunteers with the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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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