Boum Named Preseason All-Conference Honoree
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Boum Named Preseason All-Conference Honoree

UTEP Basketball redshirt-junior guard Souley Boum has been tabbed a Preseason All-Conference honoree, the league office announced Thursday.

A 2021 All C-USA third team member, Boum ranked third in C-USA in scoring (18.8 ppg) and fifth in the league in total points (450). He also paced the conference and was 15th in the country with 130 made free throws. Boum knocked down his free throws at a rate of 81.2 percent, which was good enough for eighth in C-USA. He also led UTEP in steals (34) and dished out 60 assists.

Boum set career highs in points (34) and assists (11) versus Sul Ross State. He scored 24 points and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds in a win against LA Tech. The explosive scorer poured in 28 points, aided by a career-best 15 made free throws, in a win against FIU. He scored 20-plus points in five consecutive games from Jan. 22-Feb. 5, averaging 22.6 ppg during the hot streak. Boum buried a career-high six 3-pointers to help him finish with 23 points in a victory Charlotte.

Season tickets, group tickets and single-game tickets remain on sale for the 2021-22 UTEP Basketball season. To make a purchase fans may call the Eisenberg Family Ticket Office at (915) 747-UTEP, email [email protected], or visit or in person (Brumbelow Building on UTEP campus, 201 Glory Road) Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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