It’s reasonable to surmise that the University of New Mexico women’s basketball coaching staff is thinking big for 2020-21.
The Lobos had two recruits in Albuquerque for campus visits over the weekend and they could only be regarded as “bigs.” Abby Muse and Elodie Lalotte, who stand 6-foot-3 and 6-2, respectively, made New Mexico the first stop on their recruiting tours. Both players have numerous suitors and additional campus visits scheduled.
Still, both California residents liked what they saw in Albuquerque, including Saturday’s UNM volleyball exhibition versus UTEP at Dreamstyle Arena.
“I’d heard a lot about this place,” Lalotte said. “I wanted to see it for myself. So far it’s great.”
Lalotte is from France and retains a bit of an accent though she’s lived in California for the past four years. Lalotte will be a senior at Orangewood Academy (Garden Grove) this season. She was required to sit out last season after transferring from JSerra Catholic High School but plays club basketball for Cal Swish and tends to make her presence felt in the post.