"They were recruiting me before I committed to Arkansas," Joyner said. "I really like coach Marvin Menzies. He's going to start a good program and I think we got a pretty good future here."
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound lead man originally committed to Arkansas, but on January 15th the two agreed to part ways. He had heard from Tennessee, Wyoming and Southern California, but picked NMSU because of an opportunity to play early.
"I'm going to be able to play a lot as a freshman, so I think it was just the best decision for me," Joyner said. "I think I have a chance to play a lot of minutes as a freshman and that was kind of big on my decision."
Joyner joins Chris Gabriel, of San Juan Capistrano (Calif.) Junipero Serra Catholic, to make up New Mexico State's 2008 class. The talented point guard says he'll hear something on his eligibility within the next month.