LAS CRUCES, N.M. (May 5)-New Mexico State men's basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has added Travon Landry to the Class of 2013. The 6-0 point guard joins the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.
A San Antonio, Texas native, Landry joins the Crimson and White after playing the 2012-13 season at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W. Va., under coach Rob Fulford. Huntington Prep is the same school that Aggie freshman center Sim Bhullar attended.
"We are pleased to welcome Travon Landry to the Aggie nation," Menzies said. "Travon is a tenacious defender and competitor. Playing on one of the top high school teams in the United States last year, Travon brings a winning resume and attitude to the program. Increasing competition in practice is a must when developing a top-tier Division I men's basketball program, and we're optimistic that with this year's additions the atmosphere of practice will be at a very high level."
Landry helped Huntington to a 30-3 record and No. 7 ranking in the USA Today Super 25.
In 2011-12, Landry played his junior season at Bob Jones High School in Madison, Ala., before transferring to Huntington Prep. He guided the Patriots to an overall record of 29-2 and a semifinals appearance in the Alabama Class 6A Area 15 Tournament. He played AAU basketball with the Alabama Challenge under Robert Shannon.
Landry joins DK Eldridge, a 6-2 guard from Dallas, Texas and New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M., in the Class of 2013.
In 2012-13, the Aggies finished with a 24-11 record and won their second consecutive WAC Tournament title and made their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.