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Runnin' Utes add McDonald's All-American nominee to 2014-15 roster

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 9:22 p.m. MDT

Eris Winder played for Elev8 Sports after he left high school in 2013. (YouTube) Eris Winder played for Elev8 Sports after he left high school in 2013. (YouTube)

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Las Vegas-area prep standout Eris Winder will join Larry Krystkowiak's Runnin' Utes team as a walk-on for the upcoming season.

Winder, a 6-foot-1 point guard, averaged 13 points, 4.1 assists and 3 rebounds per game over the course of four years at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas.

In 2013 — his senior year — he helped Palo Verde to its third-straight regional semifinal appearance. He has since been playing with the Elev8 Sports Institute.

“Eris is a welcome addition to our team for the upcoming season,” head coach Krystkowiak said in a news release. “He brings a competitive spirit along with a hardworking attitude and exemplifies what we look for in a student-athlete here at Utah.”

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