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2019 Texas basketball recruiting: Names to know as summer season begins

Summer is approaching which means it’s soon going to be time for some of basketball’s best 2019 recruits to showcase themselves in front of Texas and other college basketball coaching staffs at high-level events such as July’s EYBL Finals at Peach Jam. Currently in a NCAA  “quiet … Read More

By returning to Texas, Kerwin Roach continues his pursuit of victories, college degree

Shaka Smart fully recognizes that every player he recruits to Texas wants to play in the NBA. Tomorrow, preferably. The Longhorns men’s basketball coach believes it’s his job to gather the data and present it in objective fashion. With Mo Bamba, the decision was easy. Anyone … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 1 Kevin Durant, basketball

All month long, we’ve been counting down the top 25 active Texas Exes in their sport. Here is No. 1: No. 1 Kevin Durant, basketball The story of Kevin Durant coming to Texas was best told when the Statesman wrote an in-depth feature in “The Making of … Read More

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Texas to play familiar foe in SEC/Big 12 Challenge in 2019

The Longhorns are going back to the Peach State in 2019. The Texas men’s basketball team will play a new-look Georgia squad in the 2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Jan. 26, 2019. Longhorns will once again travel to Georgia, where they lost to the Bulldogs in the 2017 challenge, 59-57, … Read More

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Kerwin Roach returning to Texas for senior season

Kerwin Roach is returning for his senior senior season, the school announced Thursday morning. “After getting as much information directly from NBA personnel and talking with my family and my coaches, I’ve decided to return for my senior season at Texas,” Roach said in a press release. “I’m hungry for … Read More

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Texas coach Shaka Smart close to hiring Iowa State assistant Neill Berry

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is close to hiring Iowa State assistant Neill Berry and fill the vacancy on the Longhorns’ coaching staff, two sources confirmed to the American-Statesman. The hiring and formal announcement could be later this week, one source said. Horns247 first reported … Read More

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Bohls: With court ruling, could we ever see betting parlors at Royal-Memorial stadium?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On sports gambling and betting on the 40 Acres: As for this effect on college sports, it might only … Read More

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The NBA Lottery has passed; Could the Dallas Mavericks draft Texas center Mo Bamba?

The Phoenix Suns won the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday, and the consensus is the Suns are in position to take Deandre Ayton, an Arizona native who played at the University of Arizona, with the first pick. After the first three picks, though, it seems anything can happen. What we … Read More

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5-star recruit shooting guard Cassius Stanley includes Texas in top-6

The recruiting momentum continues for Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns as 5-star California prospect Cassius Stanley included the Longhorns in his top six on Monday. Top 6️⃣ pic.twitter.com/GzUFIVayHN — Cassius Stanley (@cassius_stanley) May 14, 2018 He also lists Oregon, USC, … Read More

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As Big 12 and Big East reportedly discuss basketball deal, here’s a ranking of the Texas games we’d like to see

With other conferences expanding its league play to 20 games, two of college basketball’s most successful conferences may be uniting. CBS reports that Iowa State athletic director Jamie Pollard says the Big 12 and Big East have had discussions about adding a non-conference series to help balance … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 9 Myles Turner, basketball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 9 Myles Turner, basketball Myles Turner busted out a burnt orange bucket hat and announced to the world the then top uncommitted player in the 2014 recruiting class … Read More

Courtney Ramey’s arrival further solidifies Texas coach Shaka Smart’s point guard cache

DALLAS — Little do they know it, but Texas football coach Tom Herman and men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart are tracking similar paths. Both are stockpiling talent after recognizing their program’s biggest deficiency. When Herman arrived, the Longhorns were woefully thin at quarterback. Now, he’ll go … Read More

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Bohls: Old pals Chris Paul, P.J. Tucker team up to edge Rockets closer to an NBA championship

HOUSTON — James Harden listened until he couldn’t take it any more. Point guard Chris Paul had just scored a playoff career-high 41 points along with 10 assists and seven rebounds and not a single solitary assist Tuesday night — the first NBA player to ever do so in recorded … Read More

Texas AD Chris Del Conte wows fans with his gameday vision at This is Texas tour stop

DALLAS — Wolfgang Puck’s catering is delectable, as more than 250 members of the Texas Exes booster group discovered Tuesday. Between the fish tacos, mini chicken flautas and green chile chicken enchiladas, those who went home hungry have only themselves to blame. Texas athletic director Chris … Read More

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Incoming Texas basketball freshman, 2019 recruiting targets, training for U18 Team USA squad

One of the centerpieces to Texas’ top-10 2018 recruiting class will have an opportunity to represent the United States this summer as incoming freshman Kamaka Hepa, an Alaskan product via Portland, Ore. is one of 30 players training with Team USA’s U18 squad. The 6-foot-9-inch forward, a … Read More

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Mo Bamba gets an invite to the NBA Combine; Kerwin Roach, Eric Davis left off list

A gathering of some of the top NBA prospects will display their basketball skills in front of every team in the league at the draft combine, and at least one Longhorn will be there, but at this point, only one Longhorn. Texas freshman sensation Mo Bamba will … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No.13 Tristan Thompson, basketball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 13 Tristan Thompson, basketball A McDonald’s All-American hailing from Toronto, Thompson was one of the top recruits in the nation when he picked the Longhorns in 2010. There … Read More

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The active 2018 Texas Exes power rankings: No. 14 P.J. Tucker, basketball

We’re counting down the 25 best former Texas athletes still competing in their sport. Each day we’ll reveal a new athlete.  No. 14 P.J. Tucker, basketball P.J. Tucker is one of the best Texas basketball players of all-time. The North Carolina native scored 1,169 points at Texas and earned second-team … Read More

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Bohls: New hoops signee Courtney Ramey will allow Shaka to play dual point guards

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On Shaka Smart’s new signee and how the rest of the team shapes up: Shaka Smart … Read More

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Texas assistant Jai Lucas named to NABC 30-under-30 list

The offseason is proving that being an assistant basketball coach at Texas is a pretty solid career move. While men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart works to fill a spot on his coaching staff after Mike Morrell was hired as head coach of UNC Asheville, another Texas assistant … Read More