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Tony Avalos, from Onate High School in Las Cruces, will bring both a strong work ethic and classroom prowess to the Western New Mexico University men's basketball team after signing to join the Mustangs.

"Tony is going to be a great player for us over the next four years. He is tough as nails and has the ability to make his teammates better," Head Coach Matt Enriquez said. "He is a true point guard with excellent court vision. His work ethic is unmatched and I am excited about the opportunity to coach him."

Avalos, a 5-foot-10 guard, averaged 24 points, six assists and three rebounds this past season, while being named to the First-Team All-District both his junior and senior years. Avalos scored 42 points in a single game during his career and was selected to play in the North/South All-Star Game. He is a member of the National Honors Society and played for Latinos Select AUU basketball. While his numbers on the court are excellent, he also holds a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.

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