ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The University of New Mexico men's basketball program and head coach Craig Neal have announced the addition of prep standout Sam Logwood to the 2014 recruiting class. Logwood will join the Lobos this season from La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind. after committing to the Lobos and receiving NCAA clearance.
“We are very happy to add Sam Logwood to our program,” said head coach Craig Neal. “Sam is a high-caliber student-athlete on the court and in the classroom. He comes from one of the top prep programs in the country where he played at a very high level. It's great to also get a nationally-renown recruit that ranked among the top prep players in the class. The Lobo family is excited to have Sam on the team beginning this season.”
Logwood was rated among the top players in the state of Indiana last season by various national recruiting services. Logwood was rated by Rivals.com among the top 150 players in the nation for the 2014 class while also receiving national attention from ESPN's recruiting services.
The 6-foot-7-inch forward was a member of the same high school program as current Lobo Obij Aget and helped guide the Lakers to a 22-3 record last season while averaging 17 points and six rebounds per game. He helped the team earn a quarterfinal appearance in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Tournament.
Logwood chose New Mexico while also being recruited by Auburn, Oregon, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Wichita State among other programs.
The New Mexico Lobos are coming off a 27-7 season in 2013-14, which saw the program become the first school in Mountain West history to win three-straight conference tournaments. The team will open the 2014-15 season with a pair of exhibitions in The Pit versus Western New Mexico on Saturday, November 1 and Adams State on Friday, November 7. UNM will open the regular season on Friday, November 14 as they host the Idaho State Bengals in The Pit.