Vera Jo gives back

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Former Lady Don great, now a Lobo assistant, returns with camp

By Dave Kavanaugh

When Vera Jo Bustos takes the time to help a young girl work on her dribble or her jump shot, she can’t help but get flashbacks.

“Absolutely,” she said.

Bustos, the West Las Vegas multi-sport star who went on to break Adams State’s all-time scoring record, then play professionally in Greece, is an assistant coach with the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team. Part of her new responsibilities is coordinating the Lobos’ outreach camps for young players.

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