El Paso, TX - UTEP basketball has a new Kobe. Now it's not Kobe Bryant, obviously, but Kobe Magee is hoping to improve his game all the way to the NBA. Magee models his game after Chris Paul of the Clippers, and he has the shooting range to prove it.
Magee is an incoming freshman point guard who averaged 17.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.6 steals last season for Brandeis High School in San Antonio. Magee was named District 28-6A offensive mvp and all-region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. Magee left Brandeis HS as the school's all-time leading scorer, with 1,876 points, adding 396 rebounds, 334 assists and 112 steals, helping the Broncos to a 93-30 record over his four years on varsity.
Magee turned down hometown UTSA to compete with the Miners, and he told NC9 why: "I feel like Coach Floyd was the most important... He's why I came here... I know about his history and stuff, he coached in the NBA, so has a lot of connections and stuff like that."
We'll meet the other five members of the latest class of Miners this summer.