New Mexico Lobo Taryn Todd – A change will do you good

Taryn Todd. Photo courtesy of TCU.

Watch out for Taryn Todd to have a breakout season in the Mountain West in 2021-22.

Sheryl Crow won a Grammy award for “Best Rock Album” for her self-titled album that featured the hit single “A change will do you good.

Never has a song been more fitting for a basketball team than the New Mexico Lobos.

Lobos head coach Richard Pitino is looking for a fresh start after being relieved of his duties by the University of Minnesota after eight seasons including the last two years where he was sub .500.

Incoming sophomore guard Taryn Todd is also in search of a change that will do him good after transferring from Texas Christian University where he spent the past two seasons. Todd redshirted his first year at TCU following a stand out season at Findlay Prep where he had received offers from Kanas State, Cincinnati and more.

Todd showed flashes of excellence at TCU during the 2020-21 season where he averaged 4.5 points per game over 26 games which included five starts for the Horned Frogs.

The 6’5 guard from Vaughan, ON (which is just north of Toronto) was a Bio Steel All-Canadian back in 2019 which is the Canadian version of the McDonald’s All-American game. He has also competed for Canada at the youth level.

Todd has freakish athleticism and a very smooth shooting motion that should allow him success in the Mountain West Conference coming up in the 2021-22 season. A change over to New Mexico will almost certainly will do him good this year.

Pitino is wiping the slate clean for the Lobos roster bringing in Todd from TCU along with seven new additional players including Jamal Mashburn Jr. (who played for Pitino at Minnesota) after a season that saw them go just 6-16 under previous head coach Paul Weir.

The Mountain West is perhaps the most competitive and talent rich conference top to bottom of any of the mid-major conferences but expect Todd to finally find his way and develop into something special at New Mexico.