The New Mexico Lobos will return many great players from last year’s team, but let’s take a look at one in particular for the 2013-14 college basketball season.
That player is none other than Alex Kirk. The big man stands at 7’0” and he very well could be one of the best centers in the nation in the upcoming season. He had great stats last season, averaging 12.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game. Those numbers are hard to argue with and taking the next step could be huge.
Kirk shot 49.4 percent from the field last season, which isn’t exactly ideal for a center, but it is important to note that Kirk did take 47 shots from behind the arc and made 13 of them (27.7 percent).
His 1.8 blocks per game were also a bonus.
Since most of the team will be back, the Lobos will likely be predicted to win the MWC and should have no problem making the Big Dance once again. Tony Snell was a big loss, but New Mexico definitely wins and loses as a team.
However, if Kirk can be even better, not only will his stats look good on paper–already do–but he could help lead New Mexico on a deep run in the tourney and he could be considered as a top center in college hoops, which usually bodes well for players that want to seek a future in the NBA.
Whether the case, it should be a great season for both Kirk and the Lobos and this is a team that will be receiving a lot of hype all season long.