MINERS

Keith Wilkinson
 Keith Wilkinson

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Experience:
Third Year

Alma Mater:
USC, 2009

After playing for coach Tim Floyd for four seasons at USC (2005-09), Keith Wilkinson is now a part of his staff at UTEP. Wilkinson was elevated to director of basketball operations for the 2011-12 season. He was assistant director of basketball operations in his first year with the Miners (2010-11), including serving as the team's video coordinator.

A 6-10, 225-pound forward, Wilkinson appeared in 113 games for the Trojans, making 20 starts, and totaled 234 points (2.1 avg.) and 258 rebounds (2.3 avg.). He helped USC to 85 wins, including a school-record 25 during the 2006-07 season, and three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament (2007-09).

While at USC Wilkinson played with six future NBA players - DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors), Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls), O.J. Mayo (Dallas Mavericks), Gabe Pruitt (Boston Celtics), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic) and Nick Young (Philadelphia 76ers).

Wilkinson received his bachelor's degree in Communications from USC in 2009. He spent some time playing basketball overseas in Ukraine upon graduation.

A native of Mission Viejo, Calif., Wilkinson averaged 16 points and eight rebounds as a senior at Capistrano Valley High School. His father, Jerry, is 6-9 and played for the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers in the NFL.