It was a big weekend for Lobos basketball, even if the season is still six weeks away.
The University of New Mexico on Saturday night learned 7-foot-3-inch center Chris Yannick Sodom of Tennessee Prep in Memphis gave his verbal commitment to play for the Lobos next season.
Sodom, who was on an official recruiting visit Friday and Saturday, tweeted the news Saturday night along with a picture of himself wearing a Lobos jersey (No. 33) in the team’s locker room. He wrote: “Thanks to all the schools that offered me and show interest in me but I’m officially a Lobo #NewMexico”.
Among the schools courting Sodom were Purdue and TCU. The Nigerian center lived in the Houston area before moving to Tennessee this school year.
The NCAA doesn’t allow coaches to talk about recruits until they sign a National Letter of Intent with a school, which Class of 2017 athletes can’t do until November. But new rules allow for social media “retweets” of such announcements, which Lobo assistant coaches Chris Harriman, Alan Huss and Terrence Rencher each did immediately following the initial post.
— Chris Yannick SODOM (@sodomyannick) October 2, 2016