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New Mexico Basketball: Jordan Goodman leaves the Lobos

The Lobos have granted the often injured Goodman his release after just one season.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

When the New Mexico Lobos signed Jordan Goodman it felt like the team had finally landed that five star recruit that player that would push the team to the next level. Many felt he had the potential to be a one and done elite type talent that rivals San Diego State and UNLV usually get.

The 2014-15 would be his one magical season and then he would make the jump to NBA like former Lobo Tony Snell. After an injury plagued season the one part of the equation that did come true was that Goodman is leaving the Lobos after just one year.  On Wednesday, he was granted a release from his scholarship by New Mexico coach Craig Neal.

Goodman missed 12 games this past year and was shut down for the season on February 16th due to pain from a bone spur. He averaged 6.3 points in 13.4 minutes a game while only shooting 36 percent from the field and 25 percent from three-point range for the season. Goodman is going back to the East coast to play closer to home.

With Goodman leaving the Lobos still have Tim Williams and Devon Williams so depth at the four should not be an issue for UNM. Goodman joins Arthur Edwards who left school early this spring as former Junior College stars that did not live up to their potential at New Mexico. Goodman's departure gives the Lobos one open scholarship that they can use to lure a transfer form another school or they can give walk on point guard Tim Jacobs a scholarship for his senior season.