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Cullen Neal

Cullen  Neal

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Albuquerque, N.M.

Last College:
New Mexico

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 191

Position:
Guard

Experience:
TR

03/21/2017

Rebels Fall To Yellow Jackets In NIT Quarterfinals

Saiz Posts 19 Points, 15 Rebouds For 23rd Double-Double

03/18/2017

Ole Miss Takes Down No. 1 Seeded Syracuse On The Road

Davis Scores 30 Points, Goes 6-7 From Beyond The Arch

03/14/2017

Rebels Down Monmouth, Advance To NIT Second Round

Burnett's 15-Point Second Half Lifts Rebels Over Monmouth

03/04/2017

Saiz Leads Rebels Over Gamecocks On Senior Night

Seniors Combine For 29 Points

02/11/2017

Rebels Storm Back From 23 Down For 10th Straight Over Tigers

Davis Scores 26 Points in the Second Half

NEW MEXICO

2015-16 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE): Started in 31 games for the Lobos … CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree…NABC Good Works Team honoree for his work in the community … Team leader in assists at 3.7 assists per game … Team’s third leading scorer at 12.3 points per game … Averaged 2.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game … Scored 20 points in the first half and finished with 26 in a road win at Fresno State (1-2-16) … Scored a career-high of 29 points on 10-for-20 shooting in a home win over Oral Roberts (12-1-15) … In a home win over New Mexico State (12-16-15), Neal had a career-high nine assists along with 13 points and four rebounds … Scored 22 points on 8-for-15 shooting in the team’s season opener at home against Texas Southern (11-13-15).

2014-15 (SOPHOMORE): Took a medical hardship for the year after suffering a season-ending ankle injury versus Boston College (11-20-14) in third game of the season … Erupted for career-high 26 points against Idaho State (11-14-14) in season opener, which included five of ten shooting from beyond the arc … Followed up Idaho State performance with 23 points against Cal State Fullerton two days later … Averaged 24.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in two games before injury … His eight made three-point field goals in two games ranked him second on the team through the team’s first 18 games (he missed 15 of those 18 games).

2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Academic All-MW Team selection … MW Scholar-Athlete … Fourth among MW freshmen in scoring (7.1 ppg) … Was also the fourth-leading scorer on the team and became just the second UNM freshman since 2007-08 to finish among the top five scorers on the team … His 243 points just missed the top ten freshmen scoring seasons … Went off for a season-high 24 points, fueled by six three-pointers, versus Marquette (12-21-13), which was the most points by a Lobo rookie since Alex Kirk scored 31 against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 5, 2011 … Second on the team in three-point field goals with 42 made … Scored ten or more points in nine games … Tallied a season-high seven assists on two separate occasions versus Charleston Southern (11-18-13) and against Grand Canyon (12-23-13) … Scored 18 points in a season-high 35 minutes in his seven-assist game versus Grand Canyon … Would score 15 points in just 14 minutes of action versus Davidson (11-24-13) …Converted three or more three-point field goals on six different occasions … Lobo Scholar-Athlete Award winner … Took home the Lobo Award for best academic performance at team banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL: Parade All-American in 2012-13 … 2012 Mr. Basketball in New Mexico … 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year … ESPN Top 100 recruit as a junior and senior … Ranked as 87th recruit in nation when he joined the Lobos … First Team All-State and All-Metro selection as a junior and a senior … Second Team All-State and All-Metro as a sophomore … Also named to Hot 100 Top 100 Players, HoopScoop Top 100, Rose Hoops Top 100, Rivals Top 100, Nike Top 100 and Pangos Top 100 lists … three-time Adidas Phenom All-Star and a Top 30 Cream of the Crop selection … Selected to the All-Tournament team for the Fab 48 Tournament and the Elite 8 in the Desert … Played four seasons at Eldorado High School under head coach Roy Sanchez … Helped guide the Eagles to the 2012 5A state championship as he averaged 26.4 points per game and 7.1 assists per game … Eldorado accumulated 87 wins in his four seasons as an Eagle … Finished his high school career with 2,311 career points, third-most in New Mexico history, and his 831 points as a senior was eleventh all-time (and a school record) … His career totals rank fifth in state history in assists (497), first in career free throws (778) and sixth in three-point field goals (217) … Tallied 193 assists as a senior … Ended career with over a dozen games of 30 points or more with six games of 40 points or more … Coached in hight school by Roy Sanchez ... Graduated from EHS with a 3.982 grade point average and as a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is Cullen Jacob Neal ... Born March 18, 1994 ... Son of Craig and Janet Neal ... Has one brother, Dalton ... Pursuing a master’s degree in journalism .. Chose Ole Miss over Iowa, Ohio St. and Texas A&M.

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