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Lobo point guard cleared to enroll, added to roster

Keith McGee, who just committed to UNM, was voted MVP of the recent NJCAA national tournament. (Courtesy Travis Morisse/HUTCHNEWS)

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team on Tuesday announced junior college point guard Keith McGee has been cleared by the school’s compliance office and has been officially added to the roster.

He will wear No. 3 and is listed on GoLobos.com as a 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore point guard. He is from Rochester, N.Y., but helped lead hit South Plains (Junior) College team to the NJCAA National Championship this past season, being named the tournament’s MVP.

Although he’s been in Albuquerque several weeks, he was still finishing up course work with South Plains until earlier this month and his official transcripts were still being reviewed when classes started Monday at UNM. He had committed to UNM in April.

“Keith has been working all summer long to graduate (junior college) early and join us for the upcoming season,” Lobos head coach Paul Weir said in a statement sent out to media on Tuesday. “He has now fulfilled those requirements and is fully cleared for the upcoming season. We look forward to adding him to our roster and having him for the next three years.”

Meanwhile, former Kansas forward Carlton Bragg, who enrolled for less than one semester last fall at Arizona State, has not been added to UNM’s online roster. But he is on the team, enrolled in classes and on scholarship from UNM. Weir has said he doesn’t want to add Bragg to the roster until the former McDonald’s All-American meets certain unspecified team obligations.

The NCAA says Bragg is eligible to play at the end of the fall semester, but UNM is awaiting a ruling on a waiver requesting he be eligible to play at the beginning of the season, but won’t state what grounds they’re seeking for that waiver.

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