The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team is officially on a break before the 2019 fall semester begins. Here are some updates from the last two weeks.
Head coach Paul Weir did not rush to put out the nonconference schedule last year, and he is not rushing this year either. During the press conference on July 31, Weir said the staff still has two more “opportunities” to schedule (including exhibition). He said he wants to get it right, so he’s not putting a time limit on it. The team is continuing the series with UTEP and starting one with Grand Canyon.
- JJ Caldwell got cleared toward the end of the summer session. He wasn’t with the team very long before the break.
back to the basics… ready for this season, I hope you are as well ⛹🏾♂️
— JJ Caldwell (@YoungPg_) July 21, 2019
- Kurt-Curry Wegscheider from the NBA Africa Academy submitted his graduation papers on July 29 and he is currently waiting to become NCAA eligible. Weir says there should be a response soon.
- Antwan January is still waiting on eligibility. Weir is not sure whether or not he will be able to play in the fall.
Weir said he and his staff just began talking about what event the team would have this year (Howl/Cherry & Silver). However, there will be no information released until football has kicked off. Weir does not want to steal the spotlight from Bob Davie and his team, and even showed support by attending the first day of the football camp.
Football and basketball might be partnering for tickets this season. The men’s basketball team is also talking about tailgates with other teams.
Day 1 and @UNMLoboMBB head coach Paul Weir and staff came out to see Coach Davie and the squad. Weir’s message? “We are all in this together. You set the tone!” Thanks coach Weir!!! #GoLobos pic.twitter.com/JWQFTzJIxp
— New Mexico Football (@UNMLoboFB) August 2, 2019
- Rasheem Dunn was working on a visit to New Mexico according to Jeff Borzello from ESPN. But on Friday evening, Dunn had committed to St. John’s.
- Class of 2020 C Gethro Muscadin received an offer.
- Class of 2020 6’4″ G Kedrian Johnson received an offer.
- Class of 2023 6’3 Mikey Williams received an offer, per Compton Magic.
- Class of 2020 F Bradley Ezewiro has intentions of visiting New Mexico. He got an offer from the Lobos in April.
- Class of 2020 6’9″ Obinna Anochili Killen received an offer.
- Class of 2021 Maxwell Lewis received an offer.
- Class of 2020 6’5″ Jaylen Clark received an offer. New Mexico is one of the next four visits he is working on.
— The Lair New Mexico (@thelairnm) July 28, 2019
Former Lobos visiting
- Antino Jackson (2017-18) will play for BC Kalev/Cramo next season. He posted some videos working out at Davalos and called New Mexico his “roots.”
- Kenny Thomas (1995-99), who is living in California, came to the state for a free camp for kids in the Pueblo of Isleta. Kelvin Scarborough (1983-1987) was there helping.
- Daniel Faris (2005–2009) was working at Davalos with Lucas Archuleta to get prepared for another year in Lebanon.