ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Plenty of Lobo fans can rattle of recruiting classes that have made a impact for the UNM men’s basketball program.
Former Lobos Cameron Bairstow and Alex Kirk say they were a part of the best recruiting class in Lobo basketball history. The class of 2010 consisted of at least four players that will play in the NBA summer league next month. Two of them (Cameron Bairstow and Tony Snell) were drafted by the Chicago Bulls.
Bairstow averaged more than 20 points per game his senior season and was named the Mountain West Tournament MVP in 2014. Snell declared for the NBA draft after his junior year, being selected in the first round by the Bulls.
Williams will also participate in the summer league with the Chicago Bulls. Williams became only the second player in UNM school history with four consecutive 400-point seasons.
As for Alex Kirk, he’s leaving the program with a degree and a year left of eligibility. The red-shirt senior to be started 32 games last year, and was third on the team in scoring at 13.3 points, leading the team with 8.7 rebounds per game.