Duquesne Transfer Tydus Verhoeven Commits to UTEP
After his visit to El Paso last week, former Duquesne forward Tydus Verhoeven has committed to play for the Miners and Rodney Terry, per his Twitter page.
Here's another huge pick up for the Miners basketball squad, as Verhoeven led the Atlantic 10 in blocks with 2.2 a game.
He requested a release from Duquesne on March 30, telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “after the season, I really started reflecting on how I was used and how I played. It was a process, a lot of good stuff, a lot of bad stuff, but I felt like it was the best thing for me to move on and request my release.”
During his freshman season for the Dukes, he started 27 of 32 games, averaging 3.1 points and 3.3 boards per game. Duquesne finished their 2017-18 season 16-16 and 7-11 in the Atlantic 10 conference.
This man can fill another role as a 6-foot-8 combo forward for the Miners. In this day and age in basketball, a forward with this size is used widely throughout both college and professional ball.
For instance, the California native had nine blocks in Duquesne's 95-89 double overtime win against George Mason, and seven blocks against Robert Morris, which resulted in a 66-59 loss.
Another reason for his departure, Verhoeven told the Post-Gazette, was the style of play, claiming he wants to be more "underneath" the hoop instead of playing "perimeter-oriented."
Verhoeven will have to sit out a season, per NCAA transfer rules.