Following three productive seasons at UTEP, graduate transfer forward Tydus Verhoeven will spend his final season in college basketball at Northwestern, he announced on social media Thursday.

Verhoeven hit the transfer portal once the Miners' season ended. He averaged a career-best 6.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game on 51% shooting from the field. The Manteca, Ca. native was the team's best rim protector and helped UTEP en route to a 20-14 record in 2021-22.

Now, Verhoeven is headed to the Big Ten where he will play for the Wildcats, which went 15-16 overall last year and 7-13 in the conference. Northwestern averaged 73 points per game (133rd in NCAA), 35.5 rebounds (195th) and allowed 69.9 points per game last year. This will be Verhoeven's third school during his college career, as he transferred to UTEP from Duquesne in 2018.

Verhoeven will bring experience to the table for the Wildcats. Throughout his career, he has played in 117 games and started in 92 different contests. He has a 55% career field goal percentage, 139 career blocks and 67 career steals.

UTEP saw Verhoeven, Jamal Bieniemy, Souley Boum, Emmanuel White, Jorell Saterfield, Cam Clardy, Christian Agnew, Keonte Kennedy, Kezza Giffa and Bonke Maring depart from the program following the 2021-22 season. Only Verhoeven and Emmanuel White (Western New Mexico) have declared their commitment to their next destination. The recruiting has intensified for Souley Boum in recent weeks, sources told 600 ESPN El Paso, with Xavier, SMU, Texas Tech and Kansas State pursuing him heavily.

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