Practice Notes: July 19, 2019

The team started practice in the film room with the guys watching a video about defense. The Lobos then headed to The Pit floor and began with 20 minutes of stretching. After stretching they had three stations. Dan McHale was leading a station focusing on defense, Brandon Mason was leading the shooting/layup station and Jerome Robinson worked on dribbling. It’s common for head coach Paul Weir to allow assistant coaches to take over during summer workouts and practices. Continue reading “Practice Notes: July 19, 2019”

TLL Interview with Corina & Autumn

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One of the most challenging parts of the early summer basketball practices is learning the new players: getting a sense of how they play, who they are, and how they might fit into the upcoming season. I was fortunate enough to get a few minutes with two of this season’s incoming freshmen prior to the team’s trip to Europe.

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There is still a lot of adjustment, acclimation, and melding before the real season starts, but even watching a few early practices some things are apparent. They both are rather different than what we have seen on the Lobo roster for a while.

Corina is a point guard. Not a hybrid guard, not a talented basketball player who was transitioned to play the point, but a player who looks like she has been a point guard for many years. When she is running drills or pushing the ball up court in a scrimmage you feel that the ball should be in her hands—and Continue reading “TLL Interview with Corina & Autumn”

MBB Update: Middle of summer

News are a little slow in the middle of summer. But while you count down the days until the fall season begins again, here is a bit of a recap on everything that has been happening with the University of  New Mexico men’s basketball team.

Legends Classic
The announced schedule has the New Mexico Lobos playing the Auburn Tigers during the championship round on Nov. 25. The full schedule for the Legends Classic can be found here. The Tigers will be an exciting opponent for New Mexico, as head coach Bruce Pearl led the team to the first Final Four in school history during the 2018-2019 season with a 30-10 record. Continue reading “MBB Update: Middle of summer”

Former head coaches aim to turn New Mexico MBB into a winning program

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The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team has shaken up its staff this offseason. All three of the newly assigned members bring something different to the table, but head coach Paul Weir happened to select members who have all previously been head coaches themselves. Continue reading “Former head coaches aim to turn New Mexico MBB into a winning program”

UNM hires Craig Snow as special assistant to men’s basketball head coach

More official news regarding the University of New Mexico men’s basketball staff were released on Tuesday. The program has now brought back former assistant coach Craig Snow as a special assistant to the head coach.

“I am very excited to return to UNM under the leadership of coach Paul Weir,” Snow said in the school’s official statement. “He has a tremendous vision for Lobo basketball and I am looking forward to being a part of the program’s future success.” Continue reading “UNM hires Craig Snow as special assistant to men’s basketball head coach”