UPDATE — Former Canadian Basketball Rookie of the Year Isiah Osborne Enrolled at UTEP
UPDATE: UTEP has now confirmed in a press release that Isiah Osborne has signed a financial aid agreement and will join the Miners basketball team. UTEP head coach Tim Floyd also commented that the school is in the process of determining if a waiver can be filed to make Osborne immediately eligible for this upcoming season. He will be able to practice with the team. My original story on Osborne is below.
Despite the fact that the 2016-17 UTEP men's basketball roster has not yet been released, Tim Floyd appears to have a surprise for Miners fans. Multiple sources confirmed to 600 ESPN El Paso that Isiah Osborne, a 6'5 guard who played college basketball in Canada last season is enrolled at UTEP this semester. However, there is no indication if he is a member of the Miners men's basketball team. Judging from his highlight video, Osborne is extremely athletic, with good shooting range and great leaping ability.
In 20 games with the University of Windsor last season, Osborne averaged 15 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a freshman, and the Lancer was named the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Rookie of the Year. He started 19 out of 20 games for the University of Windsor. Osborne is not listed on the Lancers current roster for the 2016-17 season. However, he did score 35 points for them against Charleston Southern earlier this month at the 12th annual NCAA/OUA Tip-off Classic. It is an annual exhibition game featuring an NCAA Division 1 team against the University of Windsor.
The UTEP men's basketball season will start Saturday, October 22nd with the Orange and White exhibition game.