TLL Interview with Nike McClure

Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53

With so many new players on the WBB roster this season it was a challenge to figure out who to interview in what order. The last interview with Ahlise was an easy option: she was the only one in Albuquerque at the time. This interview with Nike was also easy—as I was watching workouts she came up, introduced herself, and started talking. I immediately thought, “This will be someone interesting (and easy) to interview!”, and I was right.
As with Bill Ferrara, I could have put the mic in front of Nike and wandered off—she would have done a fine job even if I was not there.

Her smile and personality grabs your attention, and you don’t notice how big she is until you see here rise a half inch taller than Jaisa. Or how fast she moves until you see her run sprints up and down the court—she is not Bryce Owens, but for a post she moves well. She will be a big part of the transformation of the 2017-18 Lobos into what they eventually become in 2018-19. Continue reading “TLL Interview with Nike McClure”

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Interview: Ahlise Hurst

Freshman Ahlise Hurst comes from a basketball family as his father, Joe Hurst, played in the NBA in Australia. Joe Auletta/The Lobo Lair
Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53

This coming season there will be two Australians on the Lobo women’s basketball roster.  Ahlise Hurst is the one who is eligible to play in the 2018-19 season as a freshman.  She was also the first one to arrive on campus a week ago and I had the opportunity to interview her briefly in the midst of her orientation, physical, and numerous other things a newly enrolled student needs to do.  All while still adjusting to the 15-hour time difference between hometown Bendigo and Albuquerque. Continue reading “Interview: Ahlise Hurst”

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Interview: Aisia Robertson

Joe Auletta
@Lobo2x53

One of the things I enjoy about watching practice is seeing the redshirt players work with the scout team, and trying to mentally project how they will fit when they move from the scout team to the active team side of the court. Tesha Buck two years ago, and then Aisia Robertson this past season. From the very first practice, she showed as much athleticism as anyone on the court. Continue reading “Interview: Aisia Robertson”

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