Ruben Douglas hasn’t made the walk down the Pit ramp, let alone been back to Albuquerque, since 2003.
It’s been long enough.
Not only is the 2003 NCAA scoring champion planning to come back to one of his old college stomping grounds, but he’s coming back to play another game on Bob King Court. He will join star-studded cast of former UNM Lobo men’s basketball stars of the past 15 years in the inaugural Lobo All Star Game on June 28.
“This is going to be fun,” said the 35-year-old Douglas, who now lives in the Phoenix area. “I miss it. I miss the popcorn smell. I miss the people — the whole ambiance. As for going down the Pit ramp — I miss the competitive aspect of it all. It will be great. Everybody there, they’re great fans. They take care of you and that’s what I miss.”