Women's Basketball Inks Three for 2021-22
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico women’s basketball program has added three new Lobos to the 2021-22 roster, the program announced Wednesday. Aniyah Augmon, Mackenzie Curtis and Vianè Cumber all signed national letters of intent (NLI) and will be freshmen next season.
“This class is very talented and made of high-character, outstanding students,” head coach Mike Bradbury said. “Our staff couldn’t be happier with the early signing period.”
Aniyah Augmon | 5-8 | G | San José, Calif.
Augmon joins the Lobos from San José, Calif. where she is a standout at Woodside Priory School and formerly, at Silver Creek High School. Augmon helped lead her teams to three CCS Championships (2017, 2018, 2019) while averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals throughout her high school career. The First Team All-League selection was chosen for and attended the Adidas All-American Camp. She was also named the Dream Big Player of the Game in the Martin Luther King Classic.
In addition to her high school competition, Augmon also competed for Peninsula Basketball Club where she averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals.
Coach Bradbury on Augmon: “Aniyah is a very good defender who has a chance to become an elite defender. Also, she has the ability to score in a variety of ways. Aniya will add athleticism in the backcourt. This is a great addition to our team.”
Augmon on Why She Chose New Mexico: “I chose UNM because I got a real family feel while I was in constant communication with the coaching staff during my recruitment. The Lobos have an up-tempo style which is the perfect fit for me. UNM checked every box on my checklist!”
Mackenzie Curtis | 5-9 | G | Lakeside, Calif.
Curtis joins the Lobos from El Capitan High School where she is a three-time WBCA National Player of the Week and ranks third in the class of 2021 in the state of California for scoring. Currently on track to break the El Capitan scoring record, she ranks in the top 100 in scorers in the country, was named First-Team All-CIF in 2020 and Second Team All-CIF in 2019.
Averaging 22.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game, Curtis is a four-time team MVP, three-time league MVP, four-time San Diego Union Tribune Scholar-Athlete, San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team Captain and was named to the So-Cal Holiday Prep Classic All-Tournament Team.
Coach Bradbury on Curtis: “The signing of Kenzie will add a tremendous scoring punch from the wing spot. She is one of the leading scorers in the entire country and she is one of the best shooters I’ve ever seen.”
Curtis on Why She Chose New Mexico: “I picked UNM because of the women’s basketball fan base, the coaching staff, the drive to win while building a great team environment, and lastly for the opportunity to call The PIT home!”
Vianè Cumber | 5-10 | G | Albuquerque, N.M.
Cumber joins the Lobos from right here in Albuquerque after competing for Sandia High School where she helped her team to a pair of district championships in 2018 and 2019. The New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year is averaging 24.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game and was named New Mexico MaxPreps Girls Player of the Year as well as Sandia Female Athlete of the Year.
Cumber has also competed for Drive Nation and NM Clippers and averages 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest.
Coach Bradbury on Cumber: “I’m elated with the signing of Vianè. To add the Gatorade Player of the Year from New Mexico in this class is exciting. She brings versatility and size to the guard spot and her ability to score is tremendous. Her character and work ethic is also a huge asset.”
Cumber on Why She Chose New Mexico: “I’m super excited to play in front of my hometown and in front of the people and city who helped me grow and be the player I am today! I’m excited to continue making the Lobos great and I can’t wait to get started!”