Author Archives: Tim Preston

Smart, UT Hoops land Hayes

Jaxson Hayes. (courtesy of Cincinnati Gazette)

The Texas Longhorns received something of a surprise commitment on Friday from Cincinnati, OH big man Jaxson Hayes. Hayes, a 6’10, long armed big, tripped to Texas earlier in September, hit it off with head coach Shaka Smart and even moved up his timetable over the last week to get his recruitment over with. While […]

Tuesday Hoops Scoop

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s a normal thing that, after the two April Evaluation Periods, Texas will have identified some players who they think can help them and a bevy of sophomore/junior offers will get handed out.

This year, obviously, has been no different.

Hoops Thoughts: Allen and Jones

Andrew Jones (Will Gallagher/IT)

As you all are likely aware, Andrew Jones made it official last night and declared for the draft meaning both of Texas’ high level freshmen (along with Jarrett Allen) have submitted their names to the NBA without hiring an agent.