Poised and polished.
Shaka Smart was both today as he was announced as the new Men’s Basketball coach at Texas.
In Smart, Texas nabbed a 37-year-old, rising star who took Virginia Commonwealth to the 2011 Final Four in just his third season. The Rams recorded five straight upsets during that run, including top-seed Kansas.
Tons in this week’s Inside Texas Inside Scoop. Team notes, recruiting updates, weekend visitors, out-of-state offers, and MORE SHAKA. Recruits talk Smart along with a behind-the-scenes look at how UT nabbed the 37-year old hoops coach. All of this and more in the Scoop, including a new visitor and offer.
The Rick Barnes era may at last be coming to an end. Although I was a native-born Texan (Houston), my family moved around to multiple spots when I was young and I arrived in Austin with no collegiate allegiances.
As Big 12 play gets underway, Texas has found itself ranked No. 10 in the AP Top 25, but haven’t played like a Top 10 team for over a month now. UT barely escaped Lubbock with a W, then was humiliated at the Drum by Oklahoma on Big Monday.
As expected, top 100 guard Kerwin Roach Jr. from Galena Park North Shore has committed to the Longhorns this morning at an announcement held at his school. Roach saw his stock take off after a terrific July evaluation period through AAU tournaments (this was after a similarly sharp jump up after leading North Shore to […]
Texas hoops received a big pledge today from an out-of-state playmaker. Texas coach Rick Barnes gets a new toy for his program in the form of a dynamic combo guard.
5-star post Myles Turner has verbally committed to play at the University of Texas today.
Fort Bend Bush center Cameron Ridley signs his Texas LOI.
Garland Namaan Forest combo guard DeMarcus Holland committed to UT.
Exlcusive IT info on what prospects the Texas basketball coaches checked in on this past weekend.