Bonke Maring | Photo by Deanna Swindell/The Banner-Press
New UTEP men’s basketball head coach Joe Golding announced his first recruit as Bonke Maring, a 6-foot-10 transfer from Blinn College, signed a letter of intent to play for the Miners on Tuesday afternoon.
“Bonke gives us a great inside presence and is immediately ready to play with his size, strength and girth. We feel he’s very complete and can play over both shoulders. He can play in the low post; the high post and he can rebound the ball,” Head Coach Joe Golding shared.
“Offensively, he’ll give us immediate help at the high and low post which is very key and integral to our offense.”
Maring will have three years of eligibility to play due to COVID free year.
Bonke Maring | 6-10 Forward | Blinn College | Cypress, Texas
Maring played in 21 games, named All-Region XIV Conference second team, averaged 12.6 points per game, averaged 8.0 rebounds per game, shot 62.9 percent from the field (110-175) and added a 2-for-5 (40.0 percent) effort on 3’s. He hit 71.7 percent from the free-throw line (43-60), and totaled five double-doubles.
He opened sophomore season with a season-high 21 points (8-8 FG) and eight rebounds against Victoria College. Maring ripped down a career-high 16 boards and scored 17 points (7-8 FT) against Paris Junior College, tallied 19 points (9-14 FG) and 10 rebounds in the regular-season finale against Panola College and tallied 18 points (8-11 FG) with eight rebounds in a win against Dallas Christian College
Maring earned second team all-district honors at Cy-Springs High School and played for the Houston Raptors club team.
FOR THE RECORD: The photo for this story, which was provided to us by UTEP, was incorrectly attributed in the initial publishing. The photo was taken by Deanna Swindell/The Banner-Press.