By adamcisse

New Mexico Lobos guard Tony Snell is an intriguing draft prospect who is rapidly rising in draft stock. The 6’7 guard out of New Mexico is coming off a season where he averaged 12.5 points per game.

Improvement is the name of the game for Snell, who has gotten better each season in college. Every year, his points per game have gone up as his three-point percentage and free throw percentage has improved.

Snell always had the NBA dream but things really took off for him his senior year of high school.

“Senior year in high school I was playing the center spot, my AAU coach gave me the opportunity to play point guard to show my skills, it helped me get recruited,” Snell said in an interview.

The result was a great opportunity at New Mexico where he learned how to play defense and perfect his footwork.

“I’m working on my strength, my midrange game and adjusting to the NBANCAA Basketball: New Mexico at Wyoming three-point line,” Snell said. “I believe I can enhance a team with my defense, my ability to shoot, I can really pass and handle the ball. For a guard I rebound well.”

His agent, Mitchell Butler, has seen his phone light up with NBA teams inquiring about Snell and trying to invite him for workouts.

“There’s not enough days to accommodate all the teams that are interested in Tony. I have had around 15 teams contact me to bring him in,” Butler, who was a former NBA player himself, told 247Sports. “His talent is off-the-charts, he’s a budding superstar. He can impact the league the same way you see Paul George doing it for the Pacers.”

Snell’s message to those who want to follow in his footsteps is quite simple.

“Dream. Just keeping working hard, it will really pay off in the end,”

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