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UTEP Basketball: UTEP in the running for 2017 four-star guard Devante Doutrive

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Tim Floyd said UTEP would move on without replacing the vacant 2017 scholarship, but a highly ranked and unsigned 2017 guard will visit El Paso next week.

According to Josh Gershon from Scout.com, Van Nuys, California guard Devante Doutrive will visit UTEP, Gonzaga, and Oregon next week before making a final decision.

Gershon was able to confirm that Doutrive will be eligible to play next season and is one of the top prospects left in the class of 2017.

Doutrive averaged 22.3 points and 8.5 rebounds, earning LA City Section Player of the Year, and led Birmingham High to their first upper-division title last season.

247Sports ranks him as the 152nd overall prospect, while Scout has him ranked 67thoverall and 13th best shooting guard in their rankings.

No doubt he would make an immediate impact in the Haskins Center, but UTEP is up against some heavyweights in this recruiting battle…