Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Slam's Panko Has an Eye on NBA.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

It's 'Matter of Weeks' Before Star Is Gone

New Mexico Slam coach John Whisenant doesn't hold much hope of holding onto his star, Andy Panko, for too long.

"I had four NBA teams request film on him before we left (for Las Vegas, Nev., on Tuesday), and Casey Owens (director of game operations) had four more teams call while we were gone," Whisenant says. "It's only a matter of time before he's in the NBA. It's just a matter of weeks."

Panko owns the three highest individual-game point totals in the International Basketball League in the young season. His league-best 32.8 average is 11.5 points ahead of the No. …

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