The University of New Mexico men’s basketball program announced the signing of point guard J.J. Caldwell Friday. The former Texas A&M guard is eligible immediately and will have two seasons to play at New Mexico.
In a press release from the school, Caldwell expressed talked about why he decided on New Mexico.
“I chose UNM for the great tradition and the coaches,” said Caldwell.” The coaching staff told me the truth from the start and told me it was not going to be easy.”
Caldwell redshirted his freshman season at Texas A&M and played the following year averaging nearly three points and two rebounds per game. He played in 16 games and had five starts before being released for violating team policy.
Coming out of high school, Caldwell was a four-star recruit by ESPN and other media outlets. He was also recognized as the nation’s fifth-ranked point guard.
It’s been a good week for New Mexico basketball. Earlier this week, leading scorer and three-point shooter Anthony Mathis was granted a competition waiver by the NCAA making him eligible to return for another season.