Former UTEP guard Evan Gilyard is trading in the orange and blue for the crimson and white. Gilyard taking to Twitter on Thursday night to announce he is commited to New Mexico State.
Gilyard made his intentions known in March that he would transfer from UTEP, after leading the Miners in scoring in 2018-2019. He averaged 13.6 points per game and scored 43 points in two games against the Aggies last season.
In years past, college basketball teams have been able to block transfers to certain schools, more specifically, rival programs. However, new transfer rules no longer allow coaches to block an out-of-conference transfer. Schools can block players from transferring within their own conference, but anywhere else, including rival teams, is fair game.
Per NCAA rules, Gilyard will be forced sit out the 2019-2020 season, but will be eligible to play the next two seasons (2020-2021, 2021-2022) in Las Cruces.