Saturday, 6-foot-6 combo guard Tavian Percy, a high school senior from Pasadena, Calif., gave his verbal commitment to men’s basketball coach Paul Weir to join the University of New Mexico roster this coming season.
Percy made his decision Saturday while on an official recruiting visit to Albuquerque and made the news public via social media. He posted on his Twitter page, “Very blessed to say I’ve committed to the University of New Mexico to further my education and basketball career #GoLobos #blessed”
— Tavian K. Percy🎈 (@tavian3percy) April 14, 2018
The commitment will put the Lobos over the NCAA’s allowable scholarship limit of 13, but Weir would not comment on that Saturday night and can’t yet comment on Percy’s decision because his signed National Letter of Intent had not yet been processed through the compliance office on Saturday.
Percy’s commitment brings to three the number of new players who decided to join UNM in the past 48 hours and to six the total number of new Lobos committed to play this coming season.
On Friday, the Lobos got commitments from two junior college players — 6-2 freshman point guard Keith McGee from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas (his letter of intent was confirmed Saturday by UNM) and 6-9 sophomore forward Karim Ezziddine from Northwest Florida State College, whose signing was confirmed Friday.
They join November signees Drue Drinnon, a high school point guard from Georgia who played this season at a school in Florida, and junior college forward Tajuan Agee, a 6-8 forward who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
A sixth expected Lobo, former Kansas Jayhawk forward Carlton Bragg, is already enrolled at UNM and practicing with the Lobos, though not on scholarship. The expectation for the 6-9 Bragg is that he will be placed on scholarship in the summer.
UNM had five scholarships open this offseason with three seniors exhausting eligibility and two players deciding to transfer since the end of the season in early March.