Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

California Recruit Checks Out New Mexico.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Journal Staff Writer

Lorenzo Mata got his first look at New Mexico on Friday and liked what he saw. More importantly, he said, "My mother would love it here."

Mata and his South Gate (Calif.) High School coach Sal Serrano are in town for this weekend's Lobo Shooting Camp at Johnson Gym. The 6-foot, 9-inch power forward is high on UNM's list of recruits, and Mata said the feeling's mutual.

"(New Mexico's chances) are pretty good right now," he said. "We'll have to wait and see. I have to talk to my coach and family ... but my mom would love it here."

Denver's Hector Hernandez also is scheduled to take part in the camp but didn't make it Friday. …

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