Class of 2019 Antwan January announced his signing with the University of New Mexico on Wednesday night. This was a quick turnaround from his original plan, but Lobo fans are definitely not complaining about the strong new addition to the roster.
Fox Sports radio host Aaron Torres went as far as saying New Mexico could have a chance at being the favorites in the Mountain West based on the combination of returnees and new players.
The 6’11” PF/C from Los Angeles has been turning heads since middle school. He’s currently a four-star recruit and top-100 prospect. January received an offer from UNM in July and visited the school in September. He committed to Illinois in November but he reopened his recruitment a couple days before announcing he would become a Lobo.
He is a cousin of Milwaukee Bucks 6’7″ guard Tony Snell, who played 104 games for UNM from 2020-13. While January was on his official visit, Snell’s mom told him about how much support he would get from Lobo Nation.
Message to Antwan January from Tony Snell’s mom 👀 https://t.co/sPKOb4sDHQ
— The Lair New Mexico (@thelairnm) September 25, 2018
With this addition to the roster, New Mexico is now two players over the scholarship limit. No players from the 2018-19 roster have entered the transfer portal. The school has made no comment yet as to how this will be solved.
Wednesday was a busy day (and night) for Lobo recruiting news. While January signing was the biggest news, a couple offer announcements also came out: