Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Phaler Is Studying Options.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

UNM Among 6-9 Recruit's Electives

The University of New Mexico men's basketball program could learn in a hurry if it receives a passing mark, or if it PHALES in its battle for one of Southern California's top prep players.

Sean Phaler, a 6-foot, 9-inch sharp shooter who comes from a long line of teachers, arrived in Albuquerque on Wednesday on an official recruiting visit. He said if he likes what he sees, there's no telling when he'll decide which school gets his highest grade.

"I don't have any deadlines," said Phaler, who graduated from Villa Park High in Orange, Calif. last week. "When it happens, it happens. …

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