Team updates from workouts and 7-on-7, the immediate and future recruiting landscape, and a breakdown of Shaka Smart’s main targets for the 2019 class.
Heading into an important year, Texas head coach Shaka Smart was looking for additional guard help in the wake of Eric Davis and Jacob Young’s departure. Courtney Ramey is that help and completes a class that now ranks in the composite top ten.
A packed spring game visitor list and Hoops notes on an 2019 Austin-area big man and visiting grad-transfer combo guard in Part II of the Humidor.
If you’re ready for as many questions as you are answers, you’ve come to the right place.
AUSTIN — The Longhorns Basketball team doesn’t have to look far for one of the nation’s best prospects. He’s already down the street. We go 1-on-1 with one of the nation’s best high school basketball players.
And destroying the Central Texas region as a do-everything sophomore.
Texas plays its opening round game of the Big 12 Tournament tonight against Iowa State, a team they beat in both matchups this year. It sounds like the message coming out of KC is that Mohamed Bamba likely is not available for the game tonight and his status going forward in KC is also up in the air.
Story on Yahoo claims documents found during FBI investigation that Texas G Eric Davis Jr. received $1,500 from ASM Sports.
AUSTIN — The Vandegrift Vipers are in just their second season as an UIL 6A athletic program after being in 5A for the rest of their existence. This places them in a district with some of the best teams in Central Texas, including Westlake and Lake Travis. There’s tough basketball competition in this district, but the Vipers have one of the best sophomores in the nation to help them in their battles in forward Greg Brown III.
A losing record is a big deal when it happens to a revenue sport at the University of Texas.
During Shaka Smart’s second season as head coach of the Longhorns, he led the team to an 11-22 record. It was and still is a disappointing mark considering he had a lottery pick on his team in Jarrett Allen, but the offseason has helped to mitigate much of the disappointment 2016-17 was.
There is absolutely no doubt about it, Shaka Smart can recruit.
The Longhorns welcomed 6’9″ power forward Kamaka Hepa to the program after he committed to Texas on Monday night.