If UTEP's newest women's basketball player can play offense as well as her father coaches it, the Miners have a find.
Lulu McKinney, a 5-7 guard from Texas A&M Consolidated and the daughter of Texas A&M football offensive coordinator Clarence McKinney, joins Las Cruces Mayfield's Daeshianna McCants in the 2013 signing class. It could grow to three within a few days if UTEP gets some pending paperwork in.
She played for Houston Bellaire before this season, then moved to College Station after her father got the job at Texas A&M. McKinney, a three-star recruit, led Bellaire to a 33-4 mark last year.
"She has that mentality about wanting to stop people," UTEP coach Keitha Adams said. "She can score, hit that mid-range jumper. She has a very good basketball IQ and understands what it takes to win. She has a great work ethic and is very competitive."