Lobos’ Elijah Brown still nursing a sore hamstring

New Mexico's Elijah Brown (4) turns his defender, New Mexico State's Matt Taylor (5), during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Juan Labreche)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- It is not as bad as it was but, Elijah Brown’s hamstring is still not 100 percent. The Lobo guard and leading scorer from last season is expected to miss the team’s first exhibition game Wednesday and perhaps the second Friday.

“It’s concerning because it’s still bothering him,” said Lobos Coach Craig Neal. “We are just trying to get him as well as we can and a hundred percent. I am not going to put him out there at 80 percent. I am not going to put him out there at 85 with a chance of him getting hurt again.”

Brown averaged over 21 points per game for the Lobos last season and is the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year. He is also one of 20 finalist on the 2017 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Preseason Watch List.

The Lobos will host Western New Mexico in their first exhibition game of the season Wednesday at 7 p.m. in WisePies Arena AKA The Pit.



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