Kevin Perry, a 6-5 225 lb redshirt freshman tight end on the UTEP football team has apparently joined the UTEP basketball team. He saw his first action last night in the final couple of minutes against the Western New Mexico Mustangs. Surprisingly enough, Perry was actually a pretty highly touted basketball recruit coming out of high school, before he signed to play football for the Miners. According to his bio on the UTEP athletics website, Perry was ranked the 38th best recruit in the state of Texas by hoop scoop, and the 97th best PF in the nation by Scout Inc.
Kevin Perry has apparently taken the place of the recently departed Michael Haynes, and is wearing no. 33, the number worn by Haynes in the early part of the season. Michael Haynes, who had family issues, was said to not be returning to the team. Haynes is the fourth Floyd player to never make any real impact for this Miner team. Deshun Watkins has also left the team, while Rashanti Harris and Desmond Lee never qualified academically.