Former New Mexico basketball forward Hugh Greenwood, who was with the Lobos from 2012-2015, made his mark felt on the pitch Saturday in Australian rules football.
Greenwood, who averaged 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in his senior season with UNM, just completed his first game with the Adelaide Crows. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Greenwood grew familiar with both football and basketball as a child. He was named the Australian Junior Basketball Male Player of the Year in 2008 and later signed with Craig Neal and the New Mexico Lobos in 2011.
After graduating and finishing on the Mountain West third team in 2015, Greenwood pursued a professional basketball career.
Shortly after graduation, Greenwood signed with the Perth Wildcats, an Australian professional basketball club. However, by August of 2015, Greenwood had decided he wanted to fully embrace a footy career.
That September, the Adelaide Crows signed Greenwood into a two-year deal.
After getting the call up as an injury replacement, Greenwood made the most of his opportunity Saturday, cashing in three goals and nine tackles in a dominant 140-60 win over Brisbane.
With his quick rise, Greenwood has also become the most added player this week in AFL Fantasy.
Fox Footy Live also published an article earlier today on Greenwood’s transformation from an Albuquerque hoops star to an Australian footballer.
Way to go, Hugh!