Category Archives: Basketball Recruiting

The Inside Scoop – 1/23/17

K'Lavon Chaisson. (courtesy of Chaisson)

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.

Texas Gets Its (Cole)Man

Matt Coleman. (courtesy of Coleman)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 1/2/17

Omar Manning at his Army All American jersey reception. (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

Fridays in the Hermador -11/25/16

Tom Herman. (courtesy of UH)

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.

UT Hoops inks trio today

Royce Hamm. (D1seen.cm)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 11/7/16

Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 10/31/16

Charlie Strong (Justin Wells/IT)

Team news and notes, Post-Baylor win, players’ morale, and tons of recruiting. Prospects talk Texas after knocking off the No. 8 Bears, a 2018 safety with eyes on Austin, and a big hoops weekend for Shaka Smart. It’s the Halloween edition of the Inside Scoop with Snickers and Milky Way, not candy corn.