Reserve guard may try out for CU hoops too

Updated: June 3, 2004, 10:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Lenny Miles, a guard on last year's New Mexico basketball team, will transfer to Colorado to give football a try.

"I am going to transfer to CU and try out for the football team," Miles said. "I also might try to walk on the basketball team in the fall, but we will see."

NCAA spokesman Jeff Howard said NCAA transfer rules will require Miles to sit out one season before he is eligible for both football and basketball at Colorado.

As a freshman last season, Miles played in all of New Mexico's 28 games. He averaged 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds a game as a backup guard. He shot 39.5 percent on 3-pointers.

The 6-foot-2 Miles is from Commerce, City, Colo.

"Lenny has decided to pursue a different career path and we are disappointed that he will not be a part of our program next season," said New Mexico coach Ritchie McKay.

Miles said he enjoyed his time at New Mexico but wanted to get closer to his home in Colorado.

Even with the departure of Miles, the Lobos remain well stocked at the guard positions. Seven of the 14 remaining team members are guards.

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