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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Joe Furstinger




210 lbs.




Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

Previous School

Santa Margarita Catholic HS

SENIOR (2017-18)
Played in 33 games including 25 starts… Averaged 10.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 blocks per game… Shot 55.5 percent from the floor and 80.2 percent from the foul line… Scored a career-high 23 points against Wyoming on March 8, 2018… Recorded six double-doubles on the season, including four in consecutive games… Led the team in rebounds with 225… Shot 100 percent (12-12) from the free throw line against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 22, 2017… Led the team in blocks with 53… Finished career with 107 blocks, making him eighth among Lobos all-time… Also led the squad in minutes with 895, an average of 27.1 per game.

JUNIOR (2016-17)
Played in 26 games with five starts on the season…Made first career start against Illinois State (12-3-16) and finished with a career-high nine points, 11 rebounds and 28 total minutes…Averaged 3.3 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game…Shot 52.8 percent from the field and 72.1 percent from the foul line…Had a career-high of four assists against Abilene Christian (11-30-16)…Led the team in rebound and steals on two occasions, assists on one occasion and blocks on nine occasions…Finished second on the team with 20 blocks, averaging 0.77 per game…Had season-high of four blocks against Arkansas Pine Bluff (12-17-16)…Academic All-Mountain West selection.

SOPHOMORE (2015-16)
Appeared in 29 games and 334 minutes in his second year…Averaged 1.6 points per game and 1.9 rebounds per game…Totaled 19 blocks, 15 steals and 13 assists overall in 2015-16…Had a season-high seven rebounds, four on offense, and a career-high four blocks on the road in a win over San Jose State (1-23-16)…Had a season-high five points with five rebounds at home against Rice (12-19-15)…Had three blocks and two steals over a season-high 25 minutes played in a home win over Nicholls State (11-25-15).

FRESHMAN (2014-15)
Played in 29 games as a forward off the bench as a true freshman (12.4 mpg)… Led all UNM big men with 22 assists… Scored season/career high of six points twice in a three-game span at New Mexico State (12-20-14) and versus Fresno State (12-31-14)… Grabbed season/career high of eight rebounds at Grand Canyon (12-23-14)… Led the Lobos in blocked shots in five different games… Had multiple blocks on four different occasions… Best four-game stretch of the year came in final three non-conference games and first MW game when he averaged 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 70.0 percent from the free throw line.

Played for Jeff Reinert at Santa Margarita Catholic High School… Other Santa Margarita basketball alumni include Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson…First Team All-Trinity League and First Team All-CIF selection for the Eagles… Helped guide Eagles to a 2014 CIF championship… Played two seasons with the Earl Watson Elite AAU team.

Son of Frank and Janelle Furstinger… Older brother, Doug, attended Santa Clara University… Favorite NBA player is Tim Duncan… Lists “Coach Carter” as his favorite movie… Favorite food is Ribs.