LAS CRUCES, N.M. (April 20)-New Mexico State men’s basketball head coach Marvin Menzies has signed DK Eldridge to a National Letter of Intent. The 6-2 guard joins the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.
Eldridge is 6-2 guard from Dallas, Texas, that has spent the last three seasons at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M. With the Thunderbirds, he averaged 11.1 points per game this season en route to helping NMJC to a 27-7 overall record and their first regional crown and national tournament appearance since 1996.
"We welcome DK to the Aggie family," Menzies said. "DK brings needed athleticism and versatility to next year's backcourt. He's able to play multiple positions and having experience will only benefit an already talented team returning next year."
In 2012-13, Eldridge was the second-leading scorer on the squad (11.1) as a sophomore and averaged 4.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.4 assists per contest and sank 37 3-pointers. Eldridge and the No. 8 seed Thunderbirds fell to eventual national runner-up Northwest Florida State, 88-87, in overtime in the second round of the NJCAA National Championship, March 19 in Hutchinson, Kan. In his final game, Eldridge scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
As a freshman, Eldridge averaged 6.2 points per game in 2010-11 before redshirting the following season (2011-12) due to an injury.
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.