Sports Desk: Lobo men’s basketball announce signing of forward Josiah Allick

 Sports Desk: Lobo men’s basketball announce signing of forward Josiah Allick

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – UMKC transfer forward Josiah Allick is an official member of the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. UNM announced his signing on Monday. The six-foot-eight 240-pound Allick is expected to make an immediate impact with his participation in Wichita State transfer forward Morris Udeze on the Lobos frontcourt. Udeze signed with Lobos last week.

Head coach Richard Pitino talked about his new player in a press release. “We started this spring to add physicality, stamina, and strength, and we feel like we’ve done that again with Josiah,” said head coach Richard Pitino. “We targeted him when he hit the transfer portal and felt he could come in and make an impact. He had a body of work at the college level and we felt we had done nothing but improve our roster. and our culture as he adds in. He’s a good kid, who loves to work and loves to win, and Lobo basketball is getting better.

Allick averaged nearly 13 points and more than 6 rebounds per game for the UMKC Roos last season. He has one year of Lobos eligibility, which could reach two if he decides to use his COVID year.

In other sports news, UNM has announced that head softball coach Paula Congleton’s contract will not be renewed after five years. Congleton’s Lobos last finished Mountain West this past season after a 6-18 record. The Lobos have 26-27 cards overall. Congleton amassed a 73-158 career record in New Mexico.

Colorado Rockies third baseman Kris Bryant will join the Albuquerque Isotopes in Salt Lake City on Tuesday to begin a rehab project. Bryant was placed on the list of those injured in the latter part of last month after suffering a back injury.

After a round of NCAA Men’s Golf Palm Beach Regional, the Lobos are in 9th place as a team. Vanderbilt took the lead. Lobo senior Sam Choi tied for sixth on the individual leaderboard after round 2 under 70. Carson Herron fired in 79. Herron followed in his father’s footsteps as a New Mexico player. The freshman has big shoes to fill.

The New Mexico State coaches caravan toured Duke City last week. While in Albuquerque, KRQE Sports caught up with head football coach Jerry Kill. Kill said that if his team starts the season today, Diego Pavia will be the starting quarterback. Pavia is from a time where she guided the NMMI Broncos to a junior college national championship.

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