Words that Lobo fans have been waiting to hear for a few months now come from 6-8 225lb Will Brown formerly of Duncanville HS in Duncanville TX. Brown informed us this afternoon that he and his mother have moved out of Texas and into Florida and while originally they had planned on attending Patterson Prep with fellow New Mexico commit Isaiah Rusher it now looks like Brown will instead be playing high school ball in The Sunshine State.
I asked Will about his commitment to UNM and he said, "I went to the Elite Camp and I liked the way the camp was and the way the coaches ran it. It really made an impact on me."
Brown had originally committed to UTEP but according to Brown, "I rushed my decision without thinking about it." Brown says in our interview that he did de-commit after taking some time out to think about his decision. When asked about how solid his commitment is to UNM Brown said that he spent more time in weighing his decision to verbal to UNM and felt it was a more thought out choice.
According to Brown he really enjoys the hard work attitude of his future teammates at UNM, the way they listen to and respond to Coach Alford in the short time that he has been here, and obviously the hiring of Brown's former AAU Coach Chris Walker went into Brown's decision to verbal. "Chris Walker did some good things for me this summer," said Brown. "I want to repay the favor."
I asked Brown what he wanted to work on this fall as he prepares for D-I hoops, and he said, that not only does he want to continue his work at the power forward position, but also he wants to give the people in The Pit, "a little taste of the wing." A 6-8-wing player that can move with and without the ball? I'm sure all MWC fans will love seeing that… Well at least those wearing Cherry and Silver shirts with a howling Lobo will!