In a span of 24-hours, TCU transfer guard Kaden Archie committed to UTEP, signed to play at UTEP, enrolled at UTEP, and arrived on campus at UTEP. Archie attended Saturday night’s game and was spotted on the Miners’ bench as UTEP defeated Charlotte 57-53.
ICYMI: 24 hours after signing with @UTEP_MBB, TCU transfer @KadenArchie is on campus and with his new teammates. Archie will practice with the Miners the rest of this season and will likely be eligible to play by the start of C-USA play next season. #KTSM9Sports pic.twitter.com/GX4ZLsZ0nL— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) January 28, 2019
The 6’6 combo guard is expected to start practicing with the team on Monday and will likely be eligible to play by the start of Conference USA play next season.
“We are excited about Kaden. He comes from a great family. He has a chance to be a really great player,” said UTEP head coach Rodney Terry. “Anytime you finish your prep career and you’re Top 5 in the state as a player, you have a pretty high ceiling as a player. We are excited about having him here. He will be a great fit with the guys we already have right now in our program.”
Archie played in 10 games this season for the Horned Frogs averaging 2.1 PPG and 1.5 RPG in limited minutes. He was considered a Top 100 prospect coming out of high school in 2018 by ESPN and Rivals.
Archie joins an already loaded Miners roster set to take the floor for the 2019-2020 season.