Earlier today, Dino Gregory, who is well-known to be a great friend of Cliff Tucker’s, tweeted that Tucker was “officially a UTEP Miner.” About a half hour later, Tucker, the former Terps basketball player, confirmed it on his personal Facebook account

Here is what Tucker wrote in his post [everything sic]-

Thank GOD and Coach Price for another opportunity.Its official ima be a UTEP MINER!!!!!!TIME TO WORK!!!

If you’ve been following Tucker since his final season in a Maryland basketball uniform ended, the former forward for Gary Williams was trying to land a spot on the Terps’ football squad this fall. After a scholarship was not available, Tucker went looking for another opportunity and it looks like he found one with the Miners.

Tucker averaged 6.0 points per game in his 131-game basketball career at College Park, averaging 9.6 PPG his senior season. His career highlight in the red and gold was this shot, which defeated Georgia Tech in February 2010: