UTEP Men’s Basketball Team Signs Khalfani Hill
Khalfani Hill, a 6'9 swingman with a 7'2 wingspan has inked a letter of intent to play basketball with the Miners and he is their first signee in the Class of 2021. Here is a workout video of Hill that was posted just two days ago.
Last season, Hill averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game playing for Crawford Adventist Academy. He's a native of Toronto, Canada and he will play this upcoming season with Excel Hoops Prep (Brampton, Ontario) in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA).
"We are really excited about adding Khalfani to our program,” UTEP men's basketball head coach Rodney Terry said in the official release. "Khalfani is a high character kid who comes from a great family and support system. He is just starting to scratch the surface with how good he can be. Over the past few years he has grown six inches and is now 6’9 with a 7’2 wingspan. His versatility and skill set at his size gives him a high ceiling and an ability to affect the game in a variety of ways."
The first thing that jumped out to me when watching the film of Hill is his athletic ability for his size along with his length. He will need to hit the weight room and bulk up so he can play with Division 1 caliber players. It is so difficult for players to fall through the cracks these days when it comes to recruiting because of social media. Miner fans can still dream that Hill will have the same impact on their team that Pascal Siakam had with NMSU.