Posted at: 01/12/2013 10:48 PM
Updated at: 01/12/2013 10:56 PM
By: J.P. Murrieta, KOB Eyewitness Sports 4
I've covered high school basketball in this state since 1994 and the numbers Bryce Alford is putting up lately are impressive.
We've seen our share of standout high school basketball players in New Mexico over the past two decades (see Kenny Thomas, see AJ Bramlett, even more recently with Alex Kirk and Cullen Neal) and you can add Alford's name to that list.
So far this season, he's already scored 40 or more points six times. Saturday night in the APS Metro Championship, Alford posted a triple double with 37 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds.
Alford will play for his dad at UNM next year. We don't know how many minutes he'll eventually see or how many points he'll score during his collegiate career (though I can be certain he won't miss many free throws). But for now, enjoy the ride. Go out and watch him play sometime, chances are good you'll see him put up a lot of points.
*In case you were wondering, the New Mexico state record for most points in a season is 1,033 by Nick Pino from St. Michael's in 1962-63 (Eldorado's Cullen Neal is 7th on the list with 831 points last season)