Q&A With Future Miner Terry Winn

Tom Gonzales-MinerRush

UTEP commit Terry "Trey" Winn spoke with MinerRush about his recent commitment, check out what the 6'7 forward had to say.

The 2014 class has been shaping up month by month, in anticipation of the April 16th signing day.

Trey Winn took some time to participate in this session of Q&A.

The 6'7 233lb forward from Westwind Prep averaged 23 points, and 13 rebounds last season, and looks to add to physicality to the Miners.

MinerRush: So what was it about UTEP that made you give the Miners the final nod?

Terry Winn: I love the fan support, and the experience that coach Floyd has under his belt, and feel like under him I'll develop more as a better person and ball player.

MR: How do you think playing top level AAU, prep, and high school ball has prepared you for the rigors of the division one basketball?

TW: I think playing at those levels has prepared me in many different ways, and has showed me that I am ready to compete on the division one level, and that I can produce.

MR: What do you bring to the table as far as your skill set, and what parts of your game do you feel you have to improve over the summer?

TW: I think bringing my physicality and energy to the table will help a lot! I also feel with the type of  forward I am, I'll be put in a lot of mismatch situations that I'll be able to successfully dominate on the court! I also think my seeing the floor and knack for rebounding and scoring around the rim will be key as well. Over the summer I think working on my jumper outside the elbow range, will need more improvement for my three ball, and maybe my perimeter defense a bit more.

MR: How do you see yourself fitting in with the returning roster next year for UTEP?

TW: I will work hard and earn every minute of my playing time, I won't come in trying to be the superstar, just doing me, and playing my game that I feel will mold itself into the system quite well.

MR: What is your scout assessment of Lyrik Shreiner?

TW: Lyrik I believe is a smaller me! He can attack the rim, and finish strong. He's a very good athlete, and with improvement on his three ball, and with more time at the point guard and shooting guard position, I think can be a deadly guard mismatch along with his ability to guard the ball the way he does

MR: Have you educated yourself on the rich history of UTEP basketball, and have you seen Glory Road?

TW: I haven't really educated myself with the history of it, but I have seen Glory Road a number of times, and other than Hurricane Season it is one of my favorite basketball movies.

MR: As a true under that radar prospect, does that light a fire within to prove everyone that overlooked or slept on you?

TW: Totally, I had a lot of previous coaches in my lifetime doubt my ability to be a perimeter player, and try to put my game in a box and make me a post player, which has kind of helped my game because of my ability to be an inside out player now. But, I do have a lot of folks to prove wrong, and I will simply let my game, and hard work do the talking as far as that goes. I just thank coach Floyd and his staff for seeing in me what others didn't, and will continue to work so that this all goes forward in a successful manner.

MR: Have you decided what your going to study at UTEP?

TW: Not really yet, I'm kind of undecided for now.

MR: What aspect of your game do you think UTEP fans will fall in love with?

TW: My energy, physical way of scoring, and emotional love for the game!

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