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UTEP basketball: Shaq Carr among newly offered 2016 prospects

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A handful of 2016 offers came to light via Twitter with Shaq Carr among the headliners.

Twitter was a buzz earlier this afternoon as four different offers were reported, while Shaq Carr also tweeted that UTEP has re-opened their offer.

Only the beginning, many more to come. UTEP first to officially offer #TMG2811

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Of course Carr reportedly did not qualify for UTEP's class of 2014 in where he committed to Tim Floyd and the Miners. Carr instead played for the College of Southern Idaho last season, starting in six games, and appeared in 32 games.

He averaged 7.9 points per game, 3.5 assists per game and shot .417 percent from three point land in his freshman year.

Starting the last five games of the season, Carr collected a point's and assists double-double, and reached double-figure scoring numbers 12 times with a season high of 16 points, and a season high in assists with 10.

Southern Idaho went 31-3 overall last season, and made an appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament.

UTEP also offered another 2016 JUCO prospect in 6'9 forward Kavell Bigby-Williams. 

Bigby-Williams originally signed with Montana State in 2014, but did not meet NCAA eligibility requirements, and enrolled at Gillette College where he played in 32 games last season.

The athletic big man averaged 10.6 points per game, and 9.7 rebounds per game while shooting 58.2 percent from the field in his freshman year at Gillette.

A native of the UK, he also starred on England's 20 and under team in the summer of 2014 averaging 8.9 points, and 7.3 rebounds per game in the Division A European Championships.

Tim Floyd and his staff also hit the high school ranks, targeting a couple of Arizona prospects a few weeks after the staff offered a few of Texas' top 2016 recruits.

UTEP offered pair of 6'7 wings in Bryce Cheney from Phoenix, and Brock Gardner from Chandler, Arizona.

Both will be entering their senior years of high school and due to solid AAU showings over the past couple of weeks will see their offer list's grow over the course of the upcoming season.

6'3 guard Jaylen Fornes from Raleigh, North Carolina was also extended an offer by UTEP.  Fornes holds offers from Charlotte, Kansas State, and UCF, and is considered a three-star prospect by Future150.com.

More 2016 offers are expected come to light as the evaluation period for the summer AAU circuit is over, and the staff starts executing the 2016 recruiting plan.