LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Aug. 8)-Former New Mexico State men's basketball player Kelsey Crooks died in Las Cruces, Aug. 6.
A Las Cruces product, Crooks played under former head coach Lou Henson from 1999-04. He joined the Aggies from Oñate High School. With the Crimson and White, Crooks played in 111 games and started in 45 contests. He averaged 5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in his Aggie career. Crooks shot 42.4 from the field and 41.0 from the 3-point line during his NM State career. As a senior in 2003-04, he led the Aggies in 3-point field goals (78) and assists (76). Crooks also had a team-high 3-point field goals (49) as a junior.
Crooks was preceded in death by his mother, ZoAnne, and his survived by his father, Jack and brother, Toby. The NM State Athletics Department would like to extend its condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Crooks' family.