A 6-foot, 6-inch four-star talent will be joining the UTEP men’s basketball team in 2020.
Kaden Archie, who is transferring from TCU, was announced as the latest to sign with the Miners, UTEP Athletics said in a news release.
Archie was ranked as the No. 3 player in Texas while he was at Midlothian High School where he averaged 18.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.
“Kaden is one of those guys we’re excited about because he’s a versatile player. He’s a guy who’s a position-less player in this new wave of basketball. He’s a very valuable guy because he can do a number of different things,” said UTEP Head Coach Rodney Terry in the release. “From an offensive standpoint, he can play every position and he can defend every position. So, we’re excited about having a guy who brings that versatility to our program.”
The Dallas Morning News reported that Archie was not happy with his playing time at TCU and was seeking a transfer. He is currently a freshman.
A news release from UTEP said he will be able to suit up for UTEP beginning January 2020.
The future keeps getting brighter 😎
Let’s welcome our newest Miner, @KadenArchie, who is transferring from @TCUBasketball to @utep‼️
⛏ Rated as a 4️⃣⭐️ PLAYER
⛏ Ranked the no. 3 player in Texas coming out of Midlothian HS🏀#NewEraUTEP#JoinTheMovement pic.twitter.com/zDhay4YENp— #BlueCollarMentality⛏ (@UTEP_MBB) January 25, 2019