Head coach Shaka Smart of the Texas Longhorns reacts from the bench alongside players during the quarterfinal game of the Big 12 Basketball Tournament against the West Virginia Mountaineers at the Sprint Center on March 9, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Texas basketball target Mo Bamba says Jarrett Allen and others’ decisions won’t impact his choice

Posted April 12th, 2017

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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.

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He continued, giving a update that wasn’t really an update to his recruiting:

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