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Connor Lammert Commits To Texas

It might be the middle of football season, but that doesn’t mean anything to Texas’ head basketball coach Rick Barnes, as he and his staff picked up a commitment from 2012 power forward Connor Lammert on Sunday evening. Lammert, a 6-foot-9, 215-pounder from San Antonio, is an excellent addition for the Horns. Not just because of his talent and upside, but because he also provides some depth at a position of need.
The rise of the San Antonio Churchill product began over the summer, when he impressed coaches across the country at various camps and tournaments. Within a few weeks of hitting the tournament circuit, schools such as Texas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Stanford, TCU, Texas Tech, SMU, Oklahoma State, Nevada and more offered him.After considering his options, he narrowed his choices down to four. That list consisted of the Longhorns, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Vanderbilt. He first took an official visit to Vanderbilt, then Texas A&M on September 3rd. He followed those two visits up with a trip to Austin a week later on September 10th and finally finished with Texas Tech on September 24th. Once those official visits were taken care of, Lammert realized that he wanted to stay in his home state of Texas. He called and explained the situation to Vanderbilt and, while they hated to hear it, they understood. As of last week, word began to leak out that Lammert crossed the Red Raiders off his list and was then focusing on both Texas A&M and the University of Texas. On Sunday, he called both coaches and let them know his decision. He would be heading to Austin following his senior year at Churchill.Lammert is currently ranked No. 9 on the Inside Texas 2012 Basketball Top 20. Connor is reed thin and very young (16 as a senior) but has great skill with the ball for a 6-foot-9 player, and can shoot with deep range. Lammert is a high upside player that has seen his production on the court match his potential this summer.