ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — While the New Mexico Lobos are still trying to finalize its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, one of their already intriguing non-conference games got a lot more interesting on Tuesday.
Andrew Wiggins, considered by some to be the the highest-rated prep recruit since LeBron James, announced on Tuesday he would be attending Kansas next season, spurning other finalists Kentucky, Florida State and North Carolina.
UNM and Kansas play each other Dec. 14 in Kansas City, Mo., a game considered a Kansas home game and one the Jayhawks are selling tickets for as part of their season ticket packages. (NOTE: An earlier version of this article reported this game was deemed a neutral court game by the NCAA, but that is incorrect. It is a Kansas home game/UNM road game).
While many fans will be paying top dollar to see Kansas games next season to catch a glimpse of Wiggins before his expected future stardom in the NBA, the Lobos are actually getting paid $90,000 to play the game by the Jayhawks.