Bump'd: Great find Jake!
UTEP is mentioned in passing as a possible destination for the former Crimson Tidecenter Justin Knox; but know that North Carolina and Georgia Tech are the early leaders. Recall that Knox was granted a release with tons of strings attached by the 'Bama athletic department. While he seemed to favor going to UA system school UAB, the Tide refused to authorize a release to an in-state school.
The Blazers have been the best basketball program in Alabama for a while now and the Tide didn't want one of their own making them even better. For more on the Knox vs. Alabama situation, check the UAB section of the May 7, 2010 Dig
. Recall that Alabama's trustees will go out of their way to squash any improvement in UAB athletics. Don't believe me? Remember the Jimbo Fisher screw job
Also, on a completely unrelated note, FoxSports' Jeff Goodman tweeted
that former Southern Illinois point guard Kevin Dillard has UTEP in his top 5.
More on Dillard & Knox in the coming days.