Category Archives: Basketball Recruiting

One-on-One with 5-star Greg Brown III

Greg Brown III. (courtesy of Vandergrift HS)

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.

What I’m looking for: Texas vs. Iowa State

Jericho Sims dunks it (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

2020 5-Star Greg Brown III talks his game, early recruiting

Greg Brown III (Joe Cook/IT)

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.

With pieces, culture in place, Smart hopes to contend in third season

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

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 […]