New Mexico senior Keith McGee opts out of 2020-21 season

New Mexico senior Keith McGee opts out of 2020-21 season

Isabel Gonzalez

New Mexico senior Keith McGee announced on Wednesday that he is opting out of the rest of the 2020-21 season. McGee said his decision was made due to COVID-19.

“What our team has experienced this year has had a major impact on my mental and physical well being,” he wrote. “My health and safety is more important than the game I love right now.”

The state of New Mexico does not allow college teams to practice, which forced the Lobos and the New Mexico State Aggies to relocate if they wanted to practice and play this season. The Lobos started out their season in Texas, but just recently moved to St. George, Utah.

McGee, known for his potential as a shooter, has played in eight games this season while averaging 15 minutes per game. The 6’3” guard is shooting at 43% from the field and 38% from beyond the arc, averaging 5.88 points per game.

“To my teammates and coaches, you guys have been a great support system,” read McGee’s post. “Thank you Lobo nation for all the amazing memories these last 3 years. This place will always be in my heart and I will forever call the Pit home. Go Lobos!”