Since Texas head coach Shaka Smart was selected to be the head coach of the USA Basketball U18 national team last April, one third of the players he coached on that team have decided to become Longhorns.
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
While the 2018 class is coming together quite nicely, let’s take an early look at the 2019 Texas targets and the relationships being built. While there are roughly 12-14 spots left in 2018, the 2019 class could and should be Herman’s biggest class in Austin to this point.
Here’s who they love, like, and will further evaluate. Also, some potentially huge hoops recruiting news. It’s a two-Scoop kind of week.
It’s a normal thing that, after the two April Evaluation Periods, Texas will have identified some players who they think can help them and a bevy of sophomore/junior offers will get handed out.
This year, obviously, has been no different.
This week’s Scoop is full of quotes, notes, Texas trending, and a revolution. Find a comfy chair, sit back, and digest recruiting goodness at its finest. It’s Monday, y’all.
When 6’0 sophomore guard Eli Long visited Texas this past weekend, the Canada native (and Mt. Saint Mary’s point guard) knew he was looking for something bigger than where he was.
AUSTIN — Shaka Smart and the Horns picked up a big time commitment when Mt. Saint Mary’s transfer guard, Elijah Long, gave Texas his pledge this afternoon.
Long, a 6’0″ guard who averaged 15 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists for the Mount.
This week’s Scoop looks closer at UT’s recruiting momentum and the State of Recruiting for 2018. And despite Spring ball concluding, that doesn’t mean a certain Texas signal-caller isn’t putting in more work. Plus we catch up with the newest local hoops offer and how he’s gone from average to dominating in little under a year.
So, the on and off nature of Texas Basketball keeps on spinning.
Our Tim Preston drops information on Andrew Jones’s upcoming draft decision and adds recruiting tidbits.