Former Fresno Forward Bryson Williams Commits to UTEP
"If you build it, he will come." That was the famous movie line from Field of Dreams when Kevin Costner plowed through his cornfield to build a baseball diamond. Not only did the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox players return to baseball in Iowa, but Costner's estranged father, who reappeared as a young baseball player came back to reunite with his son.
At UTEP, there are no ghosts of Don Haskins, Bad News Barnes, or Bobby Joe Hill being spotted in El Paso, but new head coach Rodney Terry is quietly building an impressive foundation to his men's basketball team using Division One transfers. It looks like his latest addition is the most impressive of all, as former Fresno State forward Bryson Williams announced this morning that he was following Terry to UTEP to play with the Miners.
Williams chose UTEP over Pac 12 powers Oregon and Arizona, and also considered the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns. Here are a couple of dunks from his 20-point performance against UNLV last season.
Williams joins fellow transfers Anthony Tarke (NJIT), Souley Boum (San Francisco), and Tydus Verhoeven (Duquesne) who will all be sitting out the 2018-19 season and be eligible for the Miners next fall. Williams and Tarke will each have two years of eligibility remaining while Boum and Verhoeven will have three. With Williams in the fold, Terry and his staff will continue to seek out walk-ons and graduate transfers to fill out the current roster.