Category Archives: Basketball

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 HoopSeen.com)

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.

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.

Fridays in the Humidor – 8/4/17

Tom Herman (Justin Wells/IT)

With players putting on the pads today, football has officially began. We’ve got practice reports, depth chart movement, team info, and loads of hoops recruiting. With 100-degree temperatures, come inside the air-conditioned Humidor on this Friday.

The Inside Scoop – 6/26/17

Jalen Green (Eric Nahlin/IT)

The dog days of summer means it’s hot, humid, and camp season. Today, the dead period begins which means no unofficial visits, face-to-face contact, and only the player can text/call the coach. We wrap up an eventful weekend with Moore pledging his undying love for all things Texas, Watkins and UT mutually parting ways, and the Pylon 7-on-7 Championships in D/FW. We also talk to one of the top HS basketball players in the nation after his visit to Austin. It’s Scoop day.

Jarrett Allen: what he brought, what he did, what’s next?

Jarrett Allen taking on Frogs (Will Gallagher/IT)

Throughout this century, Texas has been able to pick up more than a handful of 5-star prospects to play in burnt orange at the Erwin Center. Before freshman Mohamed Bamba’s recent decision, former Horn and the Brooklyn Nets’ 22nd overall pick Jarrett Allen was the next 5-star, one and done talent, destined to lead Texas to relative success thanks to his elite skill level.

Allen selected 22nd in NBA draft by Brooklyn

Jarrett Allen brings down a board (Will Gallagher/IT)

Despite substandard results on the hardwood from the Longhorn basketball program in the last five seasons, they continue to thrive on the one night the NBA holds its amateur draft.

That Texas tradition continued tonight when freshman center/forward Jarrett Allen was selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 22nd overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.