Texas freshman Jarrett Allen announced on Tuesday he was signing with an agent and staying in the NBA Draft. The news surprised few who followed the Longhorns last season.
The eyes of Texas though almost instantly turned to one of the top players in the nation who has yet to commit, Mohamed Bamba. The Longhorns have been a part of The 7-foot center from New York’s recruiting picture for a while now and are one of four finalists for the 247 Sports’ No. 3-rated player. Texas, Kentucky, Duke and Michigan are in the running for the big man.
On Wednesday, the first day of the spring signing period, at the Jordan Brand Classic, Bamba said Allen’s decision, as well as Duke freshman (and fellow Texan) Marques Bolden’s decision to return to next season, will not sway his decision.
Mo Bamba says the Jarrett Allen and Marques Bolden decisions don't impact him. Feels he can play anywhere & would rather learn from others
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) April 12, 2017
He continued, giving a update that wasn’t really an update to his recruiting:
Mo Bamba said he still doesn't have a timeline for a decision. "Just thinking. Just waiting it out and seeing… https://t.co/1A0oPZED1P
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 12, 2017
Texas target Mo Bamba tells ESPN's @jeffborzello about his decision, "Just waiting it out and seeing." It's believed to be UT vs. Kentucky.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) April 12, 2017
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