SANTA FE, N.M. — In Estevan Sandoval’s senior year, he broke his hand in the district tournament, so he never got a chance to play in the state basketball tournament for St. Michael’s High School.
But he’s been to one NCAA tournament and four Mountain West tournaments in Las Vegas, Nev.
“I’m in Vegas right now,” said Sandoval, a senior student manager for the University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. “It doesn’t get much better than that when it’s March Madness.”
Indeed, Sandoval has ridden the rollercoaster ride that has been Lobos basketball from behind the bench as he’s pursued a degree in business administration with an emphasis on marketing. He’ll graduate in May and has applied for graduate school to study sports administration.
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