Roman Silva, a seven-foot big man from Pomona, California announced via Twitter that he has signed with UTEP.
Extremely blessed to announce that I will be attending UTEP to further my education & basketball career #GoMiners pic.twitter.com/LK0FvjEgAn— Roman Silva (@Rosilva_Jr) April 16, 2016
Tim Floyd usually announces signees all at once, and with Kris Clyburn on an official visit UTEP probably won't announce anything until the class is finalized pending a commitment to fill the other available scholarship.
Silva averaged 18.6 points, and 10.8 rebounds this past season at Diamond Ranch High School, leading the Panthers to CIF Southern Section Class 3AA state title. At 7'1, 250 pounds, Silva was named first-team all-Hacienda League and lCIF-SS Division 3AA Player of the Year.
"I'm excited to be apart of the UTEP Family." Silva said. "I can't wait to make my way down to El Paso and be apart of the tradition that surrounds the program."
He replaces the scholarship spot left behind from Christian Romine who transferred a few weeks ago, and gives Floyd some length to develop. Silva is also an immediate qualifier boasting a 4.5 GPA.
He was offered by Floyd & Co. back in late March, with the UTEP offer being his lone D-1 offer.
7-0 2016 Roman Silva (Diamond Ranch/Diamond Bar CA) has more than quality size with excellent grades (4.5 GPA) Nice touch too— Dinos Trigonis (@trigonis30) April 9, 2016