Banyard makes college choice

Nick Banyard made his college pick on Tuesday. He's headed to play for Steve Alford.

Nick Banyard made his college choice on Tuesday.

According to Flower Mound (Tex.) Marcus coach Kenny Borens, Banyard, a 6-foot-8 power forward, committed to Steve Alford and New Mexico.

"He went on his official visit this past weekend and he just felt at home," Borens said. "He felt like their program is somewhat similar to ours in that it's very team focused and family focused."

Borens said Banyard also considered interest from Minnesota, UTEP, North Texas, Baylor and others.

"He felt they were committed to him and he wanted to be committed to them," Borens said. "He felt very comfortable with them."

Banyard, a three-star prospect, averaged 13 points and just over seven rebounds as a junior.

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