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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our Tim Preston talks hoops, while Eric Nahlin discusses football and recruiting with the HornsCast family of Texas Athletics. Listen up.
Our Eric Nahlin drops two big notes on two Texas targets, while Tim Preston fills us in on the latest in Longhorn basketball recruiting for Inside Texas Premium members.
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.
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.
Texas at 5-4 and is one win from a bowl game seems to be the hot topic on the 40 Acres on Monday morning. We catch up you on team info, injury news, and go Hot-Cold-Warm status on UT’s top recruiting targets as the Class of 2017 becomes more and more important. Plus, the latest on the hardwood and you’ve got a loaded Inside Scoop.