Things will be a little quiet on the team front until the new arrivals get to Austin in early June, but we’ll continue to plug away and try and ask sources questions we have when they arise.
Vandegrift High School in Austin has one of the top basketball prospects in the nation, 2020 small forward Greg Brown.
Texas won the NIT with its win over Lipscomb.
Any discussion has to begin with the fact Texas didn’t make the NCAA Tournament. Texas should be in it every year.
What a time to be alive, amirite?!
Like Texas, TCU was hoping to be elsewhere. The NIT wasn’t the goal for a Horned Frogs team predicted to finish fourth in the conference (they finished seventh, one spot behind Texas whom they swept in their two Big 12 meetings).
The NIT isn’t where Texas wants to be.
Playing in the other postseason tournament is not a positive step in the program’s direction. Winning the NIT would be a small positive as it would require a five-game winning streak, but it’s not the achievement the program or the fans want.
Despite a 13-point margin of victory, Texas put in an effort against Colorado that indicated a walloping.
For all of the promise and potential Texas has in its “sharpshooting” sophomore Jase Febres, he (perhaps above all other Longhorns) has typified the hot and cold nature of this basketball program under Shaka Smart. Some overall numbers…8.8 pts, 2.7 rbs, 0.4 asts, on 46/37/58 shooting. Not terrible. At all, really.
I’ll write this in a ‘stock up, down, or holding’ manner but that isn’t to slight the prospect in any way. It’s not even to say I don’t want them in the class. It just means I was personally too high on them previously. That’s what I’m going on — what my previous thoughts were. So, e.g., if I wasn’t high on Jalen Kimber because I didn’t properly credit his athleticism, I’ll show him trending up based on that.
Despite all the trials and tribulations of Texas’ 2018-19 season, self-inflicted or otherwise, the Longhorns entered Saturday’s senior day with an opportunity to, at the very least, feel a lot better about its chances of making the NCAA Tournament.