BEVO BEAT

Kevin Durant makes record donation; future Longhorns shine in all-star game

Posted January 5th, 2018

Advertisement

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Kevin Durant gives $3 million to Longhorns

He wasn’t at the University of Texas for long, but Kevin Durant must have enjoyed his time playing with the Longhorns. On Thursday he gave a record-breaking $3 million to the Texas basketball program and the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation. Durant’s donation is the largest ever by a former Longhorns basketball star. As a result, the main entrance at Cooley Pavilion gets a new name. It will now be known as the Kevin Durant Texas Basketball Center.

Texas recruits shine at Under Armour All-America Game

Eight high school stars committed to play for the Longhorns were at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday night. They played for Team Highlight and came away with a 23-21 victory over Team Spotlight. Two of the Texas recruits, Keaontay Ingram and Keondre Coburn, have yet to sign national letters of intent. BJ Foster had the best performance out of the Texas recruits, making an interception, forcing a fumble and making 3 tackles. It wasn’t all good for the Longhorns as one of their targets, linebacker Nik Bonitto, verbally committed to Oklahoma over Texas at halftime.

Advertisement

Andrew Jones battling illness

His wrist is better now, but it appears that Andrew Jones is dealing with an unknown illness, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis reports. Coach Shaka Smart expressed that Texas is still trying to figure out what ails the guard. Jones hasn’t had the energy to put in a full effort since returning from a fractured wrist. He played in just 11 minutes of UT’s win over Iowa State on Monday.

Other Longhorns headlines

Missed a previous edition of Breakfast with Bevo? Get caught up here.

The post Kevin Durant makes record donation; future Longhorns shine in all-star game appeared first on Hook ‘Em.

News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.

Comments