Just a few days after former La Lumiere coach Alan Huss officially joined the New Mexico coaching staff, a former La Lumiere player has decided to make the move to Albuquerque.
Three-star small forward Sam Logwood, formerly an Auburn signee who was released from his National Letter of Intent last month, committed to the New Mexico program Saturday evening. The former La Lumiere Prep player made his decision while on a visit to the Mountain West school, revealing the news via his Twitter with multiple media outlets confirming it shortly thereafter.
Given Logwood’s athleticism, he can help a New Mexico squad that has to account for the loss of their three best players in guard Kendall Williams, forward Cameron Bairstow and center Alex Kirk. The Lobos’ most productive returnees are guards Cullen Neal and Hugh Greenwood, with six newcomers led by junior college transfer Jordan Goodman joining the program this summer.
The question now is whether or not Logwood will be cleared academically, something that had yet to happen before he and Auburn parted ways. But if he does gain clearance, Logwood has the ability to help the Lobos immediately.
New Mexico head coach Craig Neal dipped into the prep school ranks to fill his coaching staff. La Lumiere School (Indiana) head coach Alan Huss was officially named an assistant coach on Tuesday night, the team announced.
Huss replaces Craig Snow, who left the Lobos in July to become the head coach of New Mexico Highlands University, a Division II program. Huss joins associate head coach Lamont Smith and assistant Drew Adams on staff.
He is the second coach from a highly-touted prep school to land an assistant coaching job this summer. Missouri head coach Kim Anderson hired Huntington Prep (West Virginia) head coach Rob Fulford in June. Five weeks later, Fulford’s former player, Montaque Gill-Caesar, a four-star prospect, reclassified and committed to Mizzou for this upcoming season.
It appears Huss’ hire will reportedly come with a bonus. Minutes after it was announced Huss would join the staff, Gary Parrish of CBS Sports reported that former Auburn signee Sam Logwood, a La Lumiere product, would join Huss at New Mexico. Logwood committed to Tony Barbee in September. On July 30, new Auburn coach Bruce Pearl released the 6-foot-6 wing from his National Letter of Intent. Logwood is regarded as the No. 150 overall recruit in the Class of 2014, according to Rivals. After getting his release, Logwood scheduled a visit to New Mexico for this upcoming weekend.
La Lumiere has a talented roster for the 2014-2015 season. Top-40 2015 shooting guard Jalen Coleman, Vanderbilt commit Joseph Toye and incoming wing Davon Dillard, a three-star prospect, will be out on the perimeter, joined by Australian big man Isaac Humphries, a 6-foot-11 2016 prospect. You can read more about Humphries in College Basketball Talk’s Recruiting Roundup from Monday.