Ni’Asia McIntosh feels like she has unfinished business at the Pit. Turns out she’ll have a chance to address it.
McIntosh, who sparked Gallup High School to back-to-back Class 5A championship games in 2015 and ’16, has committed to play for the UNM women’s basketball team beginning in 2018-19. The 6-foot guard/forward will play her sophomore season at New Mexico Junior College this season before joining the Lobos as a transfer.
“I’ve been watching UNM games and going to the Pit ever since I was a kid,” McIntosh said. “I enjoyed playing there a lot, too. The size of the facility and the number of people who come to games, it’s a great environment.”
McIntosh has excelled under the Pit’s bright lights, particularly in big moments. In consecutive state championship games she racked up 23 points and 14 rebounds against Los Lunas (2015) and finished with 26 points, 18 boards against Roswell (2016).