Kirk Makes A Push For The Pros

Alex Kirk

Go inside to listen to our interview with former Lobo and local baller Alex Kirk as he embarks on his professional career.

It doesn't seem that long ago that Alex Kirk was a young high school player from Los Alamos that was making waves on the recruiting scene. Rarely does the state of New Mexico have a player of Kirk's caliber and there were schools all across the nation paying attention.

Young Alex Kirk

The big man decided to play for in state New Mexico where he went on to have a solid career for the Lobos. Kirk suffered and injury and sat out a year recovering from the injury and once his junior season came to close he decided to opt for a professional career. There were plenty of naysayers about Kirk's chances to play in the NBA and he took it all in stride immediately heading down to Florida for training.

The NBA Draft came and went with Alex Kirk's name not being called in either the first or second round, but the Cleveland Cavaliers were quick to offer Kirk an opportunity with their summer league team. An opportunity that the big man made the most out of averaging 15.4 minutes per game with 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

We spoke with Alex and asked if he felt he got a fair shot in Las Vegas and what the future may hold for him.


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