Isiah Osborne Leaves UTEP Men’s Basketball Program
And then there were three. Earlier today, UTEP men's basketball player Isiah Osborne announced on Twitter that he was leaving the program. The junior guard was one of four players left from the Tim Floyd regime.
After a terrific freshmen season at the University of Windsor, Osborne chose to transfer to UTEP after meeting Matt Willms in his native Canada. Due to eligibility issues, he was forced to sit out the 2016-17 season. He averaged 9.4 points per game but led the Miners in scoring in C-USA games with 11.9 ppg. Osborne stayed in El Paso this summer but ultimately decided to return to Canada. The move will be a good one for him, since he thrived as a freshman at the University of Windsor.
It is interesting that he will still have three years of college eligibility left, since he has played one season in Canada and another at UTEP. It also frees up a scholarship for Rodney Terry, who could look to sign a player who is eligible to play immediately.