The need of a scoring guard is a glaring chink the Miners basketball armor, things got a little deeper in the 2014 recruiting class as California guard Lewis Stallworth announced on his Twitter account that he has committed.
Stallworth is out of Newhall, CA, he is 6'1 and is a combo guard who has really come on as a scorer in his senior season at Hart High School.
He was offered by UTEP on December 13th and went on to score 31 points that night in a win, the night before he scored 25.
As a Junior he helped Hart to a 25-3 record, he has division-one athletic ability, and a knack for the dribble for the drive, looking for teammates in the process of his constant penetration.
Stallworth is an under the radar type of guy who has not garnered any huge reviews by the major recruiting "experts", though I believe his scoring ability can translate to the D-1 level, his great athleticism and speed will help earn minutes from a defensive standpoint.
It appears UTEP was his only offer at this point, although sources say USC was gaining a huge interest along with some other PAC-12 schools.
This gives the Miners five guards who have committed for 2014, three have signed so far, no word on if a letter from Stallworth has been sent in.
With the uncertain, and possible end of two back court members roster spots this year, whom obviously both would have been seniors next year, it may be imperative that these five guys show up in El Paso.
Check out a YouTube video of Mr. Stallworth.