Last year, fans over 10,000 strong came out to WisePies Arena and witnessed the UNM Alumni Game, which was put together through the efforts of former Lobo Cameron Bairstow as a part of his Cameron Bairstow Basketball camp.
Bairstow once again will host the camp. And the alumni game? It’s going to be bigger. It’s going to be The Battle of the Rio Grande, as alumni from The University of New Mexico will take on alumni from New Mexico State University at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.
While teams will be announced later, fans of New Mexico will see Danny Granger, Alex Kirk and Dairese Gary take on former New Mexico State Aggies Tshiliszi Nephawe, Daniel Mullings and Sim Bhullar.
Pro players of this caliber have not all played together on The Pit floor since 1996 when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls squared off in a preseason game.
The inaugural Lobo All-Star game brought together many of the best UNM basketball players from the last 20 years.
Kirk, a two-time All-Mountain West defensive team selection and three-time conference champion, was among the 20 players selected to participate in the game last year, as well.
“All of these guys are legends,” Kirk said after the game. “It was truly an honor to be here.”
The game featured impressive dunks, lots of 3s and very little D.