The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team will make a pit stop in Santa Fe this summer.

New Lobos head coach Paul Weir announced that his team will host a youth camp in early August at St. Michael’s Perez-Shelley Memorial Gymnasium.

The individual skills camp will be Aug. 5-6 for boys in grades 1 through 8 next school year. Players will get a chance to receive hands-on experience from the Lobo coaching staff, as well as a handful of current and former players.

Campers also get a t-shirt, a basketball and lunch for both days’ workouts.

According to UNM, it is the first Lobo youth camp held outside Albuquerque in more than a decade. The decision to have St. Michael’s host it is a clear tip of the cap to former Horsemen great Guy Meyer, a member of Weir’s coaching staff at New Mexico State last season and again this year with the Lobos.

Registration is now open online at CoachPaulWeir.com. For more information or questions, call the basketball office at 505-925-5750.

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REDUCED PRICES: In the wake of the sluggish economy and sagging attendance at home games, UNM announced Monday that it will drop ticket prices for suites to Lobo games in The Pit by 18 percent.

Lobo benefactors Larry Chavez and Joyce Hitchner, the married couple behind the $10 million naming rights deal that changes The Pit’s official name to Dreamstyle Arena, will also remodel the club level seats to provide a better viewing experience for higher-level season ticket holders.

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