UTEP Men’s Basketball Lands San Francisco Transfer Souley Boum
San Francisco transfer Souley Boum, a 6-foot-3 guard, has committed to UTEP, first reported by Jon Rothstein.
Boum and Fresno State transfer Bryson Williams took their official visit to the school this past weekend and Boum was the first to commit.
On San Francisco, Boum averaged 10.9 points per game and set multiple program records as a freshman. He was selected to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team and became the program's leading free throw shooter by a freshman with 121 made from the charity stripe. His 394 points was the program's second best as a freshman and his 47 3-pointers were good enough to make it the fourth-best by a freshman in San Francisco men's basketball history.
The Oakland, California, native was a three-star recruit coming out of Oakland Tech High School. He was named the No. 36 prospect in California by 247sports.com. In his outstanding senior season, he averaged 21.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game his senior season while shooting 53 percent from the field and 49 percent from 3-point range.
Boum will join Anthony Tarke in the 2019-20 season, after having to sit out a year per NCAA rules. Other recruits by head coach Rodney Terry include center Kaosi Ezeagu, forward Efe Odigie, guard Nigel Hawkins, and guard Deon Stroud.
If Williams commits as well, he, Boum and Tarke will have three years of eligibility under their belts for the Miners basketball team.