Horns add local forward to 2018 class

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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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.

From Tim Preston: “Brock Cunningham, a 6-foot-7 combo forward out of Austin Westlake, is a player the staff has been keeping close tabs on for awhile. Brock has flown under the radar for a number of reasons. He plays on a loaded Westlake team, he’s a team-first guy, and perhaps his greatest strength is his court awareness. Not exactly a trait that leaves fans covered in excitement.”

Cunningham is the first commit of the 2018 class.