UTEP basketball head coach Joe Golding announced his fourth signee as Jamari Sibley will join the basketball program starting in the 2021-22 season.
Sibley is a 6-8 forward who played in 21 games as a freshman at Georgetown. Sibley will have four years of eligibility to play due to COVID free year.
A profile on Sibley and a quote from Golding follows below.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Played in 21 games (116 minutes) while at Georgetown during freshman season (2020-21) … totaled 25 points, 19 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots … hit 10-of-21 from the field (47.6 percent), along with a pair of 3-point buckets … tallied a season-high seven points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor, while adding a season-best three rebounds versus Marquette … played a season-high 11 minutes at DePaul, scoring four points on a 2-for-2 effort from the field … tallied four points, a rebound and steal at Seton Hall … recorded two points, two boards and blocked shot at Syracuse … grabbed a trio of boards against Providence … scored three points on 3-of-4 shooting from the foul line and tallied two rebounds against Creighton … saw action in the NCAA Tournament against Colorado … completed a prep year at Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) after closing high school career at Nicolet in Wisconsin … efforts surged Nicolet to the Division 2 state title during senior year, averaging 19.1 points per game on 59 percent shooting from the floor and 7.4 rebounds per contest … at the D2 state tourney, averaged 18 points and 7.5 rebounds per game … posted 23 points and nine rebounds in the title game.
Joe Golding on Jamari Sibley:
“We are very excited that Jamari has chosen to continue his basketball career at UTEP. He’s a very talented young man who can change the game on both sides of the floor. He’s played on the most competitive stages of basketball since a young age. Jamari’s been a winner everywhere he’s played including a state championship in high school and an NCAA tournament appearance last year. I know that Miner nation is going to enjoy watching him player over the next four years.”