UTEP Basketball Bolsters Point Guard Depth with Cam Clardy Commitment
The UTEP men's basketball squad is determined to fortify its depth at the point guard position and received a commitment on Thursday from Cam Clardy from Bridgeland High School out of the Houston area.
"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue my academic and basketball career at the University of Texas El Paso," Clardy wrote on Twitter.
Sources indicate to 600 ESPN El Paso that Clardy, who comes from the class of 2020, will be a walk-on point guard. The Miners still have a pair of scholarships under their belt.
The 6-foot-1 point guard averaged 13.7 points, six boards and four assists per game for Bridgeland High during his senior year. He scored 20 or better in four games this year, including 33 points against Cy Ranch. Aside from UTEP, York College offered the Katy, Texas native back in March. He was also recognized to the 2020 All-Greater Houston Teams All Star list.
The Miners add Clardy to a point guard group that includes Oklahoma transfer Jamal Bieniemy and JUCO transfer Emmanuel White. The eligibility status for Bieniemy is still uncertain given the NCAA's leniency toward waivers this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Head coach Rodney Terry has expressed the need for depth at the point guard position this year after having inconsistencies in backcourt play last year. Jordan Lathon and Nigel Hawkins, who both held the point guard role in 2019-20, left the program following this season.
Clardy becomes the fifth player on UTEP's current roster with Houston ties, including White, Bieniemy, Kristian Sjolund and Efe Odigie.