Compton, California guard Chris Barnes announced his commitment to UTEP Monday night.
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The 6'3, 180 pound Barnes averaged 12 points per game, and 5.6 rebounds per game in 16 games this past season according to Max Preps for Compton High School. He earned SoCal Prep Athlete of the Week during his senior year in where he helped Compton to a 19-11 overall record this past season.
Barnes, a consensus 2-star prospect had an offer from Portland State, and brings more athleticism, and a possible defensive stopper in UTEP's back-court
. Here is a scouting report snippet on Barnes from ESPN.com.
In other 2016 recruiting news, JUCO guard and UTEP target Kris Clyburn will announce his college decision tomorrow.
UTEP now has four members for the class of 2016.