Bairstow hopes to play beyond college

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – University of New Mexico forward Cameron Bairstow saved the best for last, his senior season.

The current Mountain West scoring and field goal percentage leader has doubled his output in his final season in cherry and silver. Bairstow averages 20.4 points per game. He’s also up for a pair of prestigious awards.

He says playing with professionals during the World University Games in the summer gave him confidence that he could continue playing past college.

Bairstow more than held his own during the games. He led his team to a second place finish.

Bairstow has added about 50 pounds of muscle to his body since joining the Lobos as a 6-foot-9, 205-pound freshman who struggled just trying to dunk. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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