After landing a commitment from five-star guard Isaac Hamilton on Friday, the Miners scored big again on the final day of the signing period landing Detroit (Mich.) Consortium wing Vince Hunter.
Ranked as the No. 98 player in the country, Hunter is a four-star wing and signed his letter of intent on Wednesday.
"I picked UTEP because of the great coaching staff," said Hunter. "They play up tempo and I feel that I can get better."
His summer coach Tyrone Lofton of the Detroit Stars echoed Hunter's thoughts about the staff.
"Coach Foster and Coach Floyd didn't miss a week during the open period," Lofton told Rivals.com. "The staff made Vince feel real comfortable with them.
"Being able to have a good relationship with the head coach was very important."
One of the toughest players in the country, Hunter is a 6-foot-7 forward that brings a lot of versatility to the floor. He is a big-time transition finisher, a high-level rebounder and because of his size can play the four in a small lineup or make the Miners very big on the wing when he plays the perimeter.
While Hamilton and Hunter certainly headline the Miners group, it's a strong effort from top to bottom.
Three-star shooting guard Andre Spight is a sleeper from the Los Angeles area while three-star junior college guard Jacob Thomas can do a lot of things.
In-state high schooler Jake Flaggert is a tall wing with upside.
Thanks to the late additions, an argument can be made that Floyd and his staff finished up the early period as strong as any staff in the country.
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