The New Mexico Lobos and head coach Steve Alford has announced the signing of two student-athletes in the early signing period for the 2013-14 season for a total of three to complete the 2013-14 signing class.
Bryce Alford and Tim Myles will join Obij Aget (pronounced oh BAATCH a JET), who signed with the Lobos last year.
"We are very excited about the 2013 class," said Alford Wednesday. "Obij and Tim bring size and athleticism to our front line. Bryce is a very talented guard that understands exactly how we play and will really add to our backcourt. This is a great class and we can't wait for the three of them to join our team."
Aget is a name that should be familiar with Lobo fans as was actually signed for the 2012-13 season. Aget, who graduated last May, is sitting the current season out whilea torn ACL injury. He did not have to resign an NLI.
The 7-0, 220-pound center from La Porte, Indiana (born in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan) averaged nearly a double-double with 8.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for La Porte. Aget also played AAU ball with Indiana Elite and was invited to participate in the "Adidas Nations" Games.
Bryce Alford – yes, he’s the younger brother of current freshman Kory Alford and the son of head coach Steve Alford – is currently a senior at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque.
Alford (6-2, 175 pounds), led the Bears to the New Mexico Class 5A State Championship game as a junior, averaging 24.6 points per game and 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 steals. Alford was named the Albuquerque Metro Player of the Year as a junior, and he is on pace to become the all-time leading scorer at La Cueva. As a freshman, Alford helped La Cueva win the title.
In the 2012 Class 5A State Tournament, Alford averaged 36.3 points per game, hitting 13 three-pointers.
At 6-7, 205 pounds, Tim Myles is currently a senior at Etiwanda High School in Etiwanda, California, in his first year with the Eagles after transferring from Corona (Calif.) Roosevelt. Miles, a 6-7 forward, will be playing his senior season for a team that went 30-3 last year.
Myles also played for the Inland Empire Basketball Program, which at one time featured Myles' future teammate Kendall Williams and former Lobo Tony Danridge. It was with Inland Empire that Myles excelled.