Over the last half hour, Miner sophomore G Michael Perez has announced via his twitter account that he will be transferring from UTEP. Here are the tweets from Perez' twitter acct:
"After A Lot Of Thinking, I Decided To Make It Official...I Will Be Transferring From The University Of Texas @ El Paso For Personal Reasons."
"I Want To Thank All My Coaches For The Support & Making Me A Better Teammate, Player, Person & Student."
"I Want To Thank My Teammates For Everything This Year! It Was Too Fun Being Able To Hoop With Y'all. You All Will Be Successful."
"Lastly I Want To Thank Everyone In El Paso! I Enjoyed My Two Years Here & I Really Appreciated Your Continued Support. Thanks For Everything"
Perez was one of UTEP's top scorers this season, and while he struggled at times, he was the most pure shooter on the team. This is definitely a big loss for the Miners, but one would expect the hole to be quickly filled with the talent of the 2012 recruiting class.
Perez is the second Miner to leave the team in the last couple weeks as D'Von Campbell announced recently that he would not be returning either. More info to come as it becomes available.