The University of New Mexico’s Athletic Department has recently begun featuring a new series titled, “Get to know your Lobos,” where, throughout the remainder of the off season, golobos.com will be making its way across the men's basketball roster; asking personal questions of each individual player. So far the first installments contain arguably the three most highly-anticipated players for the 2018 season: Dane Kuiper, Anthony Mathis and Vance Jackson. As the first game approaches, players will continued to be featured by the site in order to provide fans an insight to our beloved Lobo athletes' interests and preparation heading into the season. Whether it relays a player's educational focus, a recreational activity or his preference in red or green chile, fans have also been encouraged to join in on the action by sending their direct questions to @UNMlobosMBB on Twitter.
The series is definitely a cool way to get to know a little more about the basketball players considering the program is probably the most popular in Albuquerque. As of now we've learned of Kuiper's affinity for fishing and the outdoors from growing up in Wasilla, Alaska, Mathis' love for skateboarding and sushi, and Jackson's NBA aspirations.
Expect the remainder of the roster to be featured in the series as we approach the start of the season, which kicks off with a road game Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8pm against California State University, Northridge, following the second-annual Cherry & Silver game on Friday, Oct. 19, in Dreamstyle Arena–The Pit. Both of these, as well as a general basketball preview, will be promptly featured to boast–and hopefully not jinx–what is sure to be a venerable season for the Lobos.