When I heard about Wendell McKines leaving NMSU, I was somewhat surprised.
Let's face it, the team seemed somewhat dysfunctional as times last year. Wendell was someone who could be relied on for consistent play and was a bright spot. A freshman, a Menzies guy, who patrolled the court and did the dirty work while providing some ruggedness to the lineup.
Luster, Jones, we expected that. Wendell, not so much. At the end of the year, I said that I wouldn't be surprised if a handful of players left. Wendell was on the lower half of the list. Again, a bright spot last season. Someone that could grow in the Menzies era. Those were things he signified from the 2008 season. Unfortunately, that will be the only season.