clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UTEP basketball recruiting: 2015 Guard Bakari Evelyn visits UTEP

With the 2015 signing period just a few weeks away, UTEP looks to put a wrap on the class of 2015 in the coming weeks.

Michigan Native, and 2015 guard prospect Bakari Evelyn visited UTEP this past weekend according to sources close to the program, and this tweet from Corey Boswell.

Evelyn stands 6'2 and was a two time All-Michigan guard before transferring to Gilbert Christian in Arizona for his senior year of high school.

He led Southfield Christian in Detroit to three straight Class D Michigan State Titles, pouring in 28 points in the championship final in his last game with Southfield Christian.

Dealing with transfer rules issues once he arrived in Arizona, Evelyn was not cleared due to his guardianship being questioned by the governing AIA and never suited up to play for Gilbert Christian this past season.

Instead, Evelyn played for Hillcrest Academy where he dropped 39 points in a game back January, attracting some major Mountain West attention, and an offer from Loyola-Chicago, he is considered one of the top-20 unsigned 2015 prospects out of Arizona.

Evelyn is a long athlete with what looks like a 6'4 or 6'5 wing span, displaying good handles, and Division one ready distributing and play making vision in the open court.  He has played mainly played point guard in his career, but shows the ability to become a combo guard in his college career if needed.

Its possible that Evelyn's visit could start a flurry of UTEP visits from 2015 guards over the next couple of weeks as the recruiting period winds down, Evelyn has a reported offer from UTEP, but things are still open in terms of a commitment.

Make sure to stay tuned to MinerRush for coverage of all things UTEP sports. Also, make sure to  on Twitter and as always don't forget to like our Facebook Page. Picks Up, and Go Miners!