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Lobos Hoops Signs JUCO Forward Tajuan Agee

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Head men’s basketball coach Paul Weir and the The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program is pleased to announce the signing of junior college transfer Tajuan Agee to National Letter of Intent (NLI). Agee will join the Lobos for the 2018-19 season and is the second new Lobo to be added during the 2017 early signing period.

Agee, originally from Chicago, Ill., comes to UNM from Tyler Junior College where he where he helped lead his team to a 24-5 record in 2016-17 as well as a spot in the national rankings.

“Tajuan’s on-court profile is exactly what we need up front,” Weir said. “He can play both forward positions, the front and back of a press, aggressively rebound at both ends and shoot the ball from the perimeter. Adding length to the frontcourt is pivotal for us going forward and he represents a great start. He comes from a disciplined and well-run program which will only make the transition easier for both of us.”

Son of Tatonisha and Lajuan, Agee competed at Hyde Park High School prior to his time with Tyler Junior College. While at Hyde Park, Agee was named All-State, All-City and also earned All-Conference honors averaging 20 points and 12 rebounds per game.

“I chose UNM because I want to be a part of the long-standing tradition of a great basketball culture,” Agee said. “All the coaches and players made me feel right at home on my visit. The family atmosphere that they had there was amazing.

“I feel like the togetherness and love that Coach Mike taught me at TJC, is the same togetherness that Coach Weir and the staff are instilling in the guys at UNM. I’m very excited to be coached by such an outstanding staff and play with talented teammates.”

As a junior college transfer, Agee will be eligible to compete automatically in the 2018-19 season.

The Lobos return to action on Friday, Nov. 24 when they take on TCU in the third round of the Emerald Coast Classic at 5 p.m. MT. The game will be available to watch on CBS Sports Network.