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UTEP basketball: 2015 combo guard Ben Nakwaasah set to visit UTEP

Word on Twitter says a combo guard from the DFW area is headed to El Paso on Sunday.

Ben Nakwaasah, a 2015 combo guard from Richardson, Texas will be on his way to El Paso for an official visit late Sunday.

The 6'0, 175 pound versatile guard was named District 10-6A's Co-MVP after last season, averaging 18.3 points per game, 3.8 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game.

Leading Richardson High School to a 30-5 record and a third round trip into the Texas State Playoffs, Nakwaasah spearheaded a guard heavy attack and led the 12th ranked 6A team in the state in scoring and assists.   Richardson ranked as high as sixth in the TABC rankings this past season.

Nakwassah comes from a deep rooted athletic blood line and is one of five brothers in which the elder siblings have excelled in high school, and college in both football and basketball; Richardson head coach Justin Reese thinks any college who signs him is picking up an discovered D-1 ready gem.

"He's a leader, so he's got the intangibles, and he's a good student and a high-character kid," Reese told the Dallas Morning News. "He's going to be a steal for someone at the next level because he can do so many things well."

The Miners have one available scholarship left, with the hopes of filling the last spot with a high school guard if possible.

Some of UTEP's top guard targets went off the board over the past week or so with the late signing period ending May 20th.

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