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UTEP Basketball: JUCO guard Kris Clyburn arrives for official visit

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Finally some good news on the UTEP basketball recruiting front.

Ranger College guard Kris Clyburn has tweeted that he has arrived in El Paso for his official visit which starts today and through the weekend.

The 6'6 Clyburn was named the North Texas Junior College Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year, and a second team all-conference selection this past season under former UTEP head coach Billy Gillispe.

The Michigan native has offers from  SMU, Houston, and Boise State and will have three years of eligibility at the D-1 level.   He averaged 14.3 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and shot 59 percent from the field, 50.8 percent from 3-point land, and 77 percent from the free throw line last season.

The news comes as the Miners recruiting front had been quiet since the signing period started on Wednesday.

Clyburn could become the defensive stopper UTEP desperately needs for the 2016-17 season.

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