Over the last few weeks, things have started to slow down with the UTEP men's basketball program. Since April, Rodney Terry and his staff have been busy hosting recruits and signing players to play for the Miners. Now that late signing period has ended, their priorities have started to shift toward summer camps and the two summer sessions for their current roster. Many Miner players are back in town and attending summer classes. However, this is not to say that the team is set and no additional players will be added over the next few months.

UTEP reportedly hosted Duquesne big man Tydus Verhoeven last weekend and the California native led the Atlantic 10 in blocks as a freshman. If Verhoeven chooses to relocate to El Paso, he would sit out next season, along with fellow D1 transfers Souley Boum and Anthony Tarke. Former Fresno State forward Bryson Williams is still undecided where he will play next, but UTEP is rumored to still be at the top of his list of teams that he is considering a transfer to. The Miners also added Beaumont high school guard Jakobe Dill to their 2018-19 roster, and sources tell me that he will be a preferred walk-on.

As we approach July, the list of graduate transfers could soon start to expand as players finish summer school. The Miners still have three scholarships remaining from the nine they began with when Terry was hired. I expect the team to add more walk-ons to fill up their roster and possibly add a grad transfer as more become available.

Coach Terry, along with staff will conduct a pair of youth basketball camps beginning next month at the Don Haskins Center. The first camp is July 9-12 and the second is July 30-Aug. 2. Both camps run from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily and the cost is $250 per camper. Camps are open to youth ages 6-12. Military and UTEP faculty receive $50 off. Click here for more information on the camps and how you can register.

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