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UTEP star graduate center Bryson Williams enters transfer portal

The UTEP men’s basketball team’s biggest name, Bryson Williams, has entered the transfer portal, Verbal Commits reported Friday.

Wlliiams was a third-team all-Conference USA selection this year as a senior, a year after being tabbed a first-team selection in 2019-20 as a junior.

He is the fourth rotation player from last season’s 12-12 UTEP team to enter the portal after fellow starter Tydus Verhoeven, his backup center Efe Odigie and backup forward Kristian Sjolund. Sjolund entered the transfer portal on Thursday.

The 6-foot-8 Williams, who has professional prospects as a forward, averaged 15.