Former TCU Basketball freshman wing Kaden Archie is transferring to UTEP, according to sources:
Sources: TCU transfer Kaden Archie has committed to UTEP. Massive get for Rodney Terry. Miners are loading up for a big run in 19-20.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 25, 2019
Archie, a former top 100 recruit in the country and a four star signee for Jamie Dixon and TCU, left the program earlier this month among concerns about his playing time and fit going forward. The 6’6” small forward struggled offensively for the Frogs as a freshman, shooting 24% from the field and going just 1-11 from three. In 10 games, he averaged just over ten minutes, making an impact defensively with 1.0 steals and 1.5 rebounds per game.
Archie will sit out the next year, eligible to join the Miners in January of 2020. Currently 6-12, the CUSA program is gearing up for next year, when they return five true freshmen, a redshirt freshman, five sophomores, two juniors, and two redshirt juniors. It is a young team that could certainly benefit from adding a player with the potential of Archie.
While many will lament the step down in competition, it’s probably a good fit for Kaden going forward, who will have an opportunity to be The Guy for Coach Rodney Terry and UTEP. We wish him the best of luck going forward.