New Mexico


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knew his offense would have to cover for a young defense this season.


Led by former University of New Mexico teammates Tony Snell and Cameron Bairstow, the Bulls triumphed over the 76ers, 79-68, Thursday night to remain perfect in Summer League play.


While Doug McDermott, the Bulls’ first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, will certainly get more attention, their second-round selection Thursday night isn’t a slouch.


Alex Kirk, 7-foot center, New Mexico: An in-state product, Kirk was the prized piece of a highly-successful Lobos recruiting class that included two other NBA prospects and current Bulls swingman


Cameron Bairstow, 6-foot-9 power forward, New Mexico

2013-14 stats: 20.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.5 BPG, .556 FG%