Cullen Neal to transfer from UNM to Ole Miss

Cullen Neal
Cullen Neal

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Cullen Neal has chosen to transfer to “Ole Miss” in Mississippi. The announcement comes after the soon to be University of New Mexico graduate decided to transfer.

Neal told ESPN Wednesday, “They just made me feel like home,” Neal said. “I just felt like it was the right place for me — and I think they have a chance to be really good in the next few years.” Neal visited Ole Miss back in March. He also took a visit to Texas A&M and was scheduled to visit Ohio State. Neal never took that trip.

Neal will have two years of eligibility at his new school and will be able to play immediately as he’s getting a degree in communications from UNM.

Last season Ole Miss went 20-11 overall and 10-8 in SEC play. This will be a good opportunity for the guard to showcase his skills in the SEC, after receiving a lot of scrutiny from the UNM fans, harassment, and even death threats.

Neal averaged more than 12 points and nearly four assists per game this past season.

The Lobos finished with a 17-15 record, including the Mountain West Conference tournament loss to Nevada that ended UNM’s season.

Cullen never specifically said why he was transferring but he did release a statement thanking the coaches, staff, and fans in March. “I was blessed by being a part of a Mountain West Championship and participating in the NCAA Tournament my freshman season. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to play for my father for two seasons and will miss that in the future. Leaving my teammates, coaches, and all the support staff weighs heavy on my heart. I will miss all of them. I consider Albuquerque my home, and I love the University of New Mexico. I want to thank our great Lobo fans who have encouraged me and supported our team”, said Cullen Neal.

 

 

 

KRQE.com 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.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s