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Younger Alford son signs with Lobos Wednesday
ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico men’s basketball head coach Steve Alford announced the signing of two student-athletes in the early signing period for the 2013-14 season.
Alford’s son, Bryce Alford, and Tim Myles will join Obij Aget, who signed last year, to complete the 2013-14 signing class for Alford and the Lobos.
Bryce, the younger brother of current Lobo freshman Kory Alford, is a senior at La Cueva High School.
As a junior, Alford (6-2, 175) ed the Bears to the Class 5A state title game, averaging 24.6 points per game and 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds, and 2.0 steals on the season.
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, and last year he broke former Arizona star A.J. Bramlett’s single game school scoring record, pouring in 44 against Cibola.
In the 2012 state tournament, Alford averaged 36.3 points per game, hitting 13 three-pointers. He had 38 points against Eldorado in the championship game in The Pit.
Tim Myles (6-7, 205) is currently a senior at Etiwanda High School in Etiwanda, Calif.
Miles, a 6-7 forward, will be playing his senior season for a team that went 30-3 last year. He also played for the Inland Empire Basketball Program, which at one time featured current Lobo Kendall Williams and former Lobo Tony Danridge.
Aget was actually signed for UNM’s 2012-13 season, but a torn ACL changed Aget’s schedule.
Aget, who graduated last May, is sitting the current season out while he rehabs his injury. He did not have to resign an NLI.
Aget is a 7-0, 220-pound center from La Porte, Indiana, although he was born in Western Bahr el Ghazal, Sudan. As a junior he averaged 8.6 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for La Porte, winning La Porte’s “Excellence in Performance Award.”
Lobos to host soccer playoff
The University of New Mexico Lobo men’s soccer team will host either Virginia or Lafayette College in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.
The Lobos, who finished second behind Air Force in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation tournament last week, got a No. 13 seed in the tournament and a first-round bye into the NCAA tournament.
That second round contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday at the UNM Soccer Complex in Albuquerque.