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.
It’s official! 🐺❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/YgJyVcL7bq
— Antwan january (@antwanjanuary) May 2, 2019
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 Lobo Lair (@TheLoboLairFeed) 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: