Throughout the summer, Twymond Howard was tracked all over the country by schools from the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Big East.
When it came down to it, though, Howard opted to go outside the power conferences. On Tuesday night, the Pearl (Miss.) product committed to UTEP.
“I just like the atmosphere and got along with the players and coaches well,” Howard told CBSSports.com. “I just felt comfortable around those guys.”
When we spoke with Howard in the summer, he said Ole Miss, Tennessee and Wake Forest were on him the hardest. Howard also held interest from Mississippi State, Arkansas, Baylor, West Virginia, Murray State and Southern Miss.
Howard, a 6-foot-6 forward, is ranked No. 72 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100. He is a big-time athlete who is excels in transition and is very effective finishing at the rim. Howard has the potential to be a matchup problem due to his size, strength and quickness. He is powerful enough to be a solid rebounder and defender, and quick enough to beat bigger players.
Howard is looking forward to helping out immediately with the Miners.
“I believe I’m going to have a huge impact,” he said.