Twymond Howard might be one of the most exciting prospects to ever sign with UTEP Men's Basketball, and he has a close connection to Tim Floyd to thank. Both of them are from the State of Mississippi.
The 6-6 Howard led Pearl (Miss.) High School to a 27-4 record this past season, averaging 25.0 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks.
"He is probably more of a two or three [shooting guard/small forward] than a one [point guard]," Floyd said. "He is versatile enough to play as a two. He can put it on the floor. He has Julian Washburn-type athleticism and length. At this point he is maybe a better driver than a three-point shooter, although he can shoot the three. Of the group, he is probably the best rebounder that we brought in. There's no reason why he can't become a great defender. He is an incredible kid, just like the other three guys we've recruited."
Twymond Howard joins incoming freshman Chris Washburn Jr., Dustin Watts and 7-foot center Matt Willms on the team.