Danny Granger shown with the New Mexico Lobos
New Mexico has several very good college prospects every year but they simply do not have a deep well of Division One talent. We will offer the opportunity for THREE players from the bordering states of Colorado, Texas or Arizona the unique opportunity to be part of Danny's group. All players must be talented, academically solid and of good character. This group is in need of big wings and a post player. New Mexico Coach Steve Alford's son, Bryce Alford a 2013 G 6'3" at Albuqurque La Cueva is a lights out shooter (imagine that) and Assistant Craig Neal's son Cullen a 6'4" G at Albuqurque Eldorado is considered one of the top guards in the Class of 2013 and 2014 G Adonis Saltes of Farmington (NM) currently anchor the talented backcourt.
All expenses will be covered including camp invitations earned!
The D1 Nation now stretches uninterrupted from Mississippi all the way to New Mexico!
Totally contradicting the stereotype of being a dumb jock, Danny Granger is a truly unique person. Born in New Orleans he attended high school at nearby Metarie Grace King. Granger scored a 30 on the ACT and was accepted at Yale. He originally signed and played two seasons at Bradley University. His decision to transfer to New Mexico as a junior was validated as he had an outstanding career where he led the Lobos to the NCAA Tournament and was named Mountain West Player of the Year. He was drafted 17th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and to date has played his entire career in Indianapolis. He has averaged over 20 ppg game over the last 4 seasons, with a high point game of 44.
Danny Granger repping the United States at the FIBA World CHampionships:
Photo Courtesy of FIBA
Not only was Danny a star on the court. he also took care of business in the classroom earning his engineering degree. He is a humanitarian who gives back to his community in a variety of ways, including through summer basketball. Granger represented the Unites States in the 2010 World Championships where they won the Gold Medal.
Danny, thank you so much!