Category Archives: Basketball Recruiting

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 […]

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.

B(AMBA)OOOOOOOM!

Mo Bamba. (courtesy of USA Hoops)

In back-to-back years, Texas has gone toe-to-toe with national blueboods to gain the commitment of a top rated big man. In back-to-back years, they have come out on top.

Consensus five-star 2018 F/C Mohamed Bamba committed to Texas today over offers from Kentucky, Duke, and Michigan among others