With an already bolstering bunch of players sitting out for the season on the UTEP men's basketball team, the program received news today that TCU small forward Kaden Archie will be transferring to UTEP come the 2019 season.

Archie, a 6-foot-6 small forward out of Midlothian, TX, was a former four-star recruit out of the DFW area. He was ranked the No. 3 overall recruit in the state of Texas and No. 19 by position.

He will be eligible to play for the Miners in the second semester of next year (2020), per NCAA mid-season transfer rules.

Check out Archie's high school highlights here. 

This season with the Horned Frogs, Archie came off the bench and played in 10 games for TCU. He averaged just 10 minutes per game with TCU where he scored 2.1 points per game, 1.5 rebounds per game and logged 10 steals.

In high school Archie received looks from LSU, Texas, Arkansas, Virginia and Kansas. When he announced his departure from TCU, he received interest from the likes of Texas A&M, Georgetown, among other schools.

Joining Archie next year will be 6-foot-11 forward Eric Vila, high school signees in Brenden Wenzel and Jesse Zarzuela, Deon Stroud, who is a prop-48, along with those who sat out per NCAA transfer rules: Bryson Williams, Tydus Verhoeven, Anthony Tarke and Souley Boum.

So to the coaching staff at UTEP that recruited one of the top recruits in the state of Texas, props to you.

And as the Miners sit at 6-12 overall this year (1-6 C-USA), we are continually reminded that the best is yet to come under the Rodney Terry regime.

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