It required patience, but Alaska big-game hunting paid off for Mike Bradbury.
Six weeks after making an official visit to Albuquerque, Alaskan Azaria Robinson verbally committed to Bradbury’s University of New Mexico women’s basketball team late Friday night. Robinson is a 6-foot-2 senior post at Anchorage High School.
Robinson averaged 18.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks last season and is rated as a top-100 prospect by multiple national scouting services. She was recruited by more than 30 schools but said during her August trip to Albuquerque that UNM, Gonzaga and Nevada were her final three.
After weeks of deliberation, Robinson announced her decision via Twitter, along with a photo of herself in a Lobos jersey.
UNM assistant coach Bill Ferrara later posted photos of himself and head coach Bradbury during a recruiting trip to Alaska. Bradbury was flanked by a bull moose behind a retaining fence in one photo.