Rumors circulated earlier today from Pickaxe Social that former Xavier shooting guard Keonte Kennedy had been on campus, per his Instagram page.

And those rumors proved to be accurate, as CBS Insider Jon Rothstein reported today that Kennedy has not just made a trip to the Sun City, but is also officially committed to play for UTEP.

Kennedy, a four-star recruit from Austin Westlake out of the class of 2018, joins the Miners fresh off his first season with Xavier. He appeared in 22 games for Xavier, having logged just 12 minutes per game, 2.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and nearly an assist per game.

Back in the spring, Kennedy had previously committed to TCU.

Per NCAA transfer rules, which require the player to sit out a season after transferring, Kennedy will be eligible to play with the Miners for the 2020-21 season. The Miners had one scholarship to give since Brenden Wenzel announced that he would not come to UTEP from his initial commitment.

He will join an already loaded backcourt, led by returning sophomores Nigel Hawkins and Jordan Lathon, along with Division I transfers Souley Boum, Kaden Archie and Deon Stroud, and freshman guard Jesse Zarzuela.

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