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UTEP Basketball: Miners get a verbal commit from 2016 Guard Trey Wade

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The UTEP basketball news cycle has been extremely dormant the past couple of months, but a future Miner committed to the program on Friday.

Shun Williams from On The Radar Hoops reports that 2016 Georgia guard Trey Wade has committed to UTEP.

According to Williams, the 6’5, 180 pound Wade caught a number of college coaches attention during the final live period this past summer on the AAU circuit.

Wade was committed to play a post grad year at Skills Factory Prep according to a report from Shun Williams in early July, but sources close to Wade have confirmed to Miner Rush that he is a 2016 recruit.

Additionally, sources say Wade will be a Prop 48 athlete in 2016, meaning he will pay his own way this school year, and be a scholarship player for the 2017-18 season.

Last season Wade averaged 19.1 points per game, and 7.5 rebounds per game at South Cobb High School in Austell, Georgia, and brings defensive versatility, and scoring ability to UTEP’s guard gallery.

It appears Wade did not have any reported D-1 offers, and is unranked among the major recruiting websites. He also has a brother Trevin Wade who is a rising 2018 point guard prospect.

Future 150 rates Wade as a two-star prospect, and gave him high marks on his scoring, ball handling, and slashing ability.

Here are some scout notes on Wade from Future150.com

Future150 National Camp (Oct 11-12, 2014) Trey Wade- 2016, SG (GA) is super long, athletic and a sharp shooter from the wing position. He was knocking down the 3-ball all weekend long in tranistion. His length allowed him to guard multiple positions on the floor which in return made him a mismatch on the offensive end. His best attribute might be his competitive nature which showed him to never give up on a play.

Future150 Birmingham Camp (September 27th-28th, 2014): The younger brother of Antonio, Trey is a lanky wing that was active on both ends of the floor throughout the weekend. Wade was solid in getting to the rim and grabbing rebounds. Once he improves his jumper, look out!

The addition of Wade gives UTEP a potential scoring wing, with promising upside. Next question is how will this current projected roster fit together just a few months from the Miners first practice of the 2016-17 season.