Breaking News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:21pm
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 4:10pm

News Alert

|
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 5:23pm

Scoreboard

Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 26 2014
  • Oñate

    29

    West Mesa

    23

    AT
    09/27 - Final
  • Bel Air

    27

    Ysleta

    28

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Bowie

    13

    Andress

    57

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Centennial

    49

    Las Cruces

    47

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Chapin

    56

    Burges

    12

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Del Valle

    75

    Riverside

    16

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Eastlake

    63

    Horizon

    6

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Eastwood

    30

    Americas

    37

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • El Paso

    13

    Canutillo

    56

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Fabens

    26

    Cathedral

    17

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Gadsden

    18

    Alamogordo

    32

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Hanks

    7

    Parkland

    10

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Hatch Valley

    7

    West Las Vegas

    42

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Irvin

    28

    Austin

    14

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Lordsburg

    51

    Anthony

    6

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Mayfield

    49

    Eldorado

    50

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Montwood

    12

    Franklin

    38

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Santa Fe

    7

    Deming

    27

    AT
    09/26 - Final
  • Tornillo

    0

    Clint

    56

    AT
    09/26 - Final

UTEP Adds More Offensive Firepower to ’13-14 Roster With Andre Spight

UTEP Adds More Offensive Firepower to ’13-14 Roster With Andre Spight
Sports

POSTED: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 6:22pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 9:47am

UTEP continued to add to an already sensational 2013 basketball recruiting class on Sunday with the announcement that guard Andre Spight has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Miners.

Spight is rated a three-star recruit, the no. 18 player in the state of California and the no. 46 shooting guard in the country by 247sports.com. He is playing his final year of prep ball at Pasadena High School after leading Burbank High in scoring as a junior.

“There was a 48-hour period this summer where I received four calls from four trusted friends in Los Angeles, saying there was a heck of a player from Burbank that we’d better get on immediately,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “After watching Andre play with coach Tim Tucker at Pasadena High School this fall, we were sold. He’s a bigger guard at 6-3. He can play either backcourt position. He possesses great range and an uncanny knack for scoring. He has the feet and, with added strength, could be an outstanding defender. Often times numbers don’t transfer from high school to college, but because of the different ways he can get baskets, we think he will score at the college level.”

Spight averaged 22 points, six rebounds and three steals during the 2011-12 season and was rated the top three-point shooter in Southern California by numerous media outlets. The 6-3, 165-pounder scored 28 of Burbank’s 45 points in a 2012 CIF Southern Section Division I-A first round playoff loss to Chino Hills HS.

He also scored 44 points against Bullard High School and 42 versus Mesa [Arizona] High School. A three-year varsity starter, he is a two-time honorable mention All-League pick.

“He’s a talented shooter and a very talented scorer,” Pasadena High School coach Tim Tucker said. “He averaged about 18 points per game this summer. He wants the ball. You can’t beat a kid with that kind of mentality. He’s only going to get better and better. He’s in a program now where he’s surrounded by good players, and he’s learning how to play team basketball. That’s going to be good for him.”
 

Comments News Comments

I was in bed watching ESPN when this kid Andre Splight mentioned he was coming to UTEP. I jumped outta bed, I could'nt believe my ears. This kid is one of the best (if not the best) guards in the nation. What a gift for coach Tim Floyd and the UTEP Basketball MIner's! Wow, another Tim Hardaway to watch and enjoy! Go Miner's!!!

Post new Comment