University of Missouri-Kansas City transfer Josiah Allick has committed to New Mexico. The 6’8″ forward averaged 12.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season while shooting at 55% from the field.
Official statement from head coach Richard Pitino:
“We set out this spring to add some physicality, some toughness and some strength, and we feel like we have certainly done that again with Josiah. We targeted him right when he hit the transfer portal and feel like he can come in and make an impact. He has a body of work at the collegiate level and we feel like we have done nothing but improve our roster and our culture with his addition. He is a great kid, who loves to work and loves to win, and Lobo basketball just got a lot better.”
“The thing that made me gravitate to New Mexico was how Coach Pitino made it clear they really wanted me to come in and fill a need in the frontcourt. I am excited to play in the Mountain West, which just keeps getting better and better as a league. The Pit is amazing arena and I can’t wait to be able to play in front of those crowds. It is hard not to be excited to be part of a program like this and play in front of such incredible fans.”
The Lobos have no more scholarships available at the moment.
Let The Work Begin🐺
🔴⚪️Committed🔴⚪️#LoboNation #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/hkJ6NuLtz6
— JosiahAllick (@allick_josiah) May 16, 2022