For the fourth time in the last five seasons, Tim Floyd has lost a key player either during the season or in the off-season as sophomore forward Terry Winn announced on Twitter that he is leaving the UTEP basketball program after appearing in just three games this season.
El Paso you've been nothing but GREAT to me, my family away from family, but I think it's time I go my separate ways Love Always #PicksUp⛏— Terry Winn III #GGTC (@destined2_WINN) November 26, 2016
According to UTEP head coach Tim Floyd, Winn was benched in UTEP’s win against Western Michigan during the Charleston Classic due to poor play, and was sent home from Charleston for “not handling it properly” Floyd said after Wednesday’s loss to Southeastern Louisiana.
“His behavior dictated us handling things the way we handled them.” Floyd also said on Wednesday. “Guys have choices on how their going to handle things, and he was a big distraction, and continued to be. So his thoughts apparently were with himself versus us and that’s his choice.”
Winn appeared in just three games this season scoring 29 total points in 68 minutes of action. He was an All Conference USA freshman team selection last season after averaging 10 points, and 6.4 rebounds per game, and was excepted to take a big step in his role this season.
Tim Floyd more than likely not comment further on Winn going forward, and Winn has not responded to a request for comment as this story was published.