With three New Mexico prospects going to the Division-1 level from the class of 2013, the class of 2014 has already picked up steam as they have their first player to get an early offer.
Adonis Saltes (Guard/Valley High School/2014) picked up an early offer from Utah State on Thursday morning. The guard led the Valley High School Vikings from Albuquerque, New Mexico in scoring and controlled much of the paint.
Saltes is a very versatile player as he was seen guarding post players, point guards and/or wing players throughout his junior season. Saltes is a three-year varsity player, first two he played at Farmington High school and will cap off his career next season as the Vikings who earned a 5-seed in the state tournament welcome back all it's starters for next season.
The coaching staff at Valley High School didn't release any stats or information this season but Adonis Saltes was seen going for 20 to 25 points per night and grabbing roughly 7 to 8 rebounds a night. The talented guard has relied nicely on a 15-foot jump shot that defenders couldn't stop as his stop and pop was unmatched. Saltes also has a solid spin move that gets him to the rim almost untouched.
Update (May 21st): The interest for 2014 guard Adonis Saltes continues to grow as the likes of Marquette, BYU, Stanford, IUPUI, Pitt, Colorado, and New Mexico have shown some sort of interest according to one source. Saltes ranked as the number one junior in New Mexico last season could be an early favorite for the 2014 Mr. Basketball Award as he leads the Valley Vikings.
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