Josh McSwiggan, a highly touted, 6'7 swing man out of Loughborough, Englad has signed his national letter of intent to play for coach Tim Floyd and the Miners, UTEP confirmed earlier today.
McSwiggan is a highly versatile guard/forward with exceptional size and skills. This season he averaged 19.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, and even had a 33 point 17 rebound performance just a few weeks back.
He has been a member of the English national team on the U-16, U-17, U-18 and U-20 squads, while posting 14 point, 8 rebound averages in his latest stint with the under 20 team.
Coach Floyd had this to say about McSwiggan:
"He brings tremendous athleticism and skill to our program. He can play both wing positions at 6-7. He has great length and the ability to shoot from deep range. He has gotten some outstanding experience playing in England."
McSwiggan told us this back in March
"I feel that my three point shooting will help. My athleticism will also contribute to both ends of the floor, offensively being able to get to the basket and my versatility in defense."
The class of 2015 currently features McSwiggan, 6'9 forward Paul Thomas, 6'10 center Christian Romine and 6'4 guard Lee Moore, a juco transfer. The Miners still have a number of open scholarship offers, and two available scholarships.
Check out an Q&A we did with McSwiggan a few weeks ago.
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