Category Archives: Basketball Recruiting

The Inside Scoop – 3/27/17

Noah Cain at the UA camp. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Scoop dives into Saturday scrimmage and recruiting info, plus notable notes from the Under Armour camp in Cedar Hill on Sunday. We talk to recruits after the Round Up weekend, and potential shooting guard prospect visits Shaka and the Drum.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/24/17

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.

Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.

The Inside Scoop – 1/30/17

Stephan Zabie (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’re less than two days from National Signing Day 2017. And like most, we’re ready to wrap this class up and move on to 2018. So what’s left in a class currently holding steady at 15 members? Four, by our calculations. We talk predictions for the C/O 2017, 1-on-1 with 5-star BJ Foster, breaking down 2018 in-state DBs, and finish with your basketball fix. It’s the Inside Scoop, of course.

The Inside Scoop – 1/23/17

K'Lavon Chaisson. (courtesy of Chaisson)

Another weekend, another opportunity for Texas and its coaching staff to solidify the current commits and try to snag a few more. Here’s the notes and quotes from all the attendees, plus news on midweek visitors and latest on Tevin Mack’s status on the 40 Acres. It’s Monday, Scoop Day.

Texas Gets Its (Cole)Man

Matt Coleman. (courtesy of Coleman)

AUSTIN — Shaka Smart’s four-year-long recruitment of blue chip point guard Matt Coleman (Oak Hill Academy) has finally paid off as Coleman committed to the Longhorns on Monday night during the ESPN telecast of Oak Hill’s game against Nathan Hale.

The Inside Scoop – 1/2/17

Omar Manning at his Army All American jersey reception. (Justin Wells/IT)

We open the new year with coverage of the Army All-American Bowl from San Antonio. We add quotes from an interesting out-of-state prospect, and finish with the good and bad of Texas Basketball. It’s the first Scoop of 2017.

Fridays in the Hermador -11/25/16

Tom Herman. (courtesy of UH)

Thursday evening, after weeks of keeping our cool while others repeatedly broke their hollowed-out tooth cyanide capsule, we finally felt the coaching search pressure a bit based on some very reliable information. And damn am I pissed about that because thanks to some quick action I once again think UT is back to neutral with Herman’s car headed downhill to Austin, provided the UT admin doesn’t set up any spike-strips.

UT Hoops inks trio today

Royce Hamm. (D1seen.cm)

AUSTIN – A trio of high school basketball standouts have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Shaka Smart announced Wednesday. Jase Febres (Houston, Texas), Royce Hamm Jr. (Houston, Texas) and Jericho Sims (Minneapolis, Minn.) will join the Longhorns for the 2017-18 season.