Biography: Hobson endured a long, circuitous journey to play at New Mexico. He's hoping to make a more direct trip this summer - to an NBA training camp. Hobson spent his freshman year of high school in his native Las Vegas, but was at four different schools - in Texas, California and Illinois - over the next four years. He originally signed a letter of intent with the Lobos in 2007, but instead spent two seasons at the College of Eastern Utah, where he was a two-time NJCAA all-American. Once at New Mexico, Hobson became the first player in school history to exceed 500 points, 300 rebounds and 150 assists in a season en route to being named the Mountain West Conference's player of the year. The left-handed swingman was one of two Division I players to average more than 15 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 2009-10, along with consensus national player of the year Evan Turner of Ohio State. While leading the Lobos to their first NCAA tournament appearance in five years, Hobson - who earned third-team honors - became New Mexico's seventh All-American, and the first Lobos underclassman to become one since Kenny Thomas in 1998. Despite the possibility of improving his draft stock with another year in Albuquerque, Hobson declared for the draft April 13 and later officially gave up his senior season. His versatility and potential make him a possible late first-round selection, but more likely an early second-round pick.
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