POSTED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 2:08pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:42pm
Former Chapin Huskie and Maryland Terrapin Cliff Tucker tweeted today that he was “officially a UTEP Miner.” Tucker, the former Terps basketball player, confirmed it on his personal Facebook account, here is what Tucker wrote in his post [everything sic]-
"Thank GOD and Coach Price for another opportunity.Its official ima be a UTEP MINER!!!!!!TIME TO WORK!!!"
If you’ve been following Tucker since his final season in a Maryland basketball uniform ended, the former forward for Gary Williams was trying to land a spot on the Terps’ football squad this fall. After a scholarship was not available, Tucker went looking for another opportunity and it looks like he found one with the Miners.
Tucker averaged 6.0 points per game in his 131-game basketball career at College Park, averaging 9.6 PPG his senior season.
As a Senior at Chapin in 2006, Tucker led Chapin with 58 receptions for 986 yards and 17 touchdowns.