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Fridays in the Humidor – 8/18/17

Chris Warren (Justin Wells/IT)

A few questions arose this week with regards to personnel that we’ll get answered as best we can. We’ll also talk about a few players who haven’t been mentioned much but who still have a chance to see the field. Though the team is tired, its confidence is building.

Horns Down Under: What we’re looking for

Andrew Jones drives against WVU (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas begins the 2017-18 campaign in Australia where they will play four exhibition games in seven days. With players like Mohamed Bamba and Matt Coleman joining Dylan Osetkowski, Andrew Jones and Eric Davis, Inside Texas’ basketball trio of Justin Wells, Joe Cook, and Tim Preston break down what they’re looking for during the Longhorn’s early morning games down under.

Texas, Smart land top in-state SF

Gerald Liddell. (courtesy of

AUSTIN — Just days after Texas Basketball landed its first verbal pledge for the Class of 2018, No. 2 dropped this evening.
Cibolo Steele 4-star small forward/wing Gerald Liddell committed to Shaka Smart and the Longhorns over offers from Arizona, UCLA, Kansas, Baylor, Cal, and SMU.

Epps chooses the Longhorns

Malcolm Epps. (courtesy of Epps)

One after another, UT’s Class of 2018 is turning into a Who’s Who of statewide and national recruits.

Add one more to the mix when Spring Dekaney TE Malcolm Epps verbally committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound multi-sport athlete, who also excels on the hardwood, chose the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Florida among others.

The Inside Scoop – 8/8/17

Keondre Coburn (Eric Nahlin/IT)

UT’s Class of 2018 added a new member yesterday, so let’s look at the remainder of the class with percentages. We also talk to two of the Horns’ top targets as their decision time is getting close, 1-on-1 with newest hooper pledge, Brock Cunningham, and more. It’s a Tuesday Scoop. Dig in.

Coburn chooses Texas

Keondre Coburn (Will/Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman and Oscar Giles needed to find someone who could successfully man the point of attack. They did just that today, when Spring Westfield’s Keondre Coburn committed to Texas.

Horns add local forward to 2018 class

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

With several top basketball talents in the Austin area this cycle, Shaka Smart saw no need to travel outside Austin to address his need on the wing.

2018 Westlake F Brock Cunningham committed to Texas today over offers from Oklahoma, Gonzaga and Missouri among others.