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2017 Schedule
11-22, 10th in Big 12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Big few days for Texas. First Mohamed Bamba commits and then Andrew Jones returns. The key next season could be Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski, who will start in the frontcourt alongside Bamba. Can do a little bit of everything on the offensive end.

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Ford emotional after finally graduating (1:32)
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How Mohamed Bamba changes everything for Texas

The No. 3 recruit opted not for Duke or Kentucky but for Texas. His arrival changes expectations for the Longhorns -- and coach Shaka Smart. In Year 3 at Texas, Smart has all the pieces to deliver.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Espn No.3 Mo Bamba to Texas is a major get for Shaka Smart. Espn 100 PG Matt Coleman gives the Longhorns what they desperately need which is a true PG. Add a pair of top 100 forwards in Royce Hamm and Jericho Sims. Now with Mo Bamaba they have elite rim protection and a game changer on the defensive end.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

When you look at the Texas roster for next year the pieces are their to score, defend and rebound. The question will be their outside shooting. Last year the Longhorns shot 29% from 3. Tevin Mack was at 39% and he has now transferred. Keep an eye on SG Jase Febres from Houston to help the cause from distance.

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5dMyron Medcalf

Bamba chooses to attend Texas over Kentucky

Mohamed Bamba, ranked No. 3 in the ESPN 100, announced on The Players' Tribune on Thursday that he has chosen to attend Texas next season over Kentucky.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Absolutely huge pickup for Shaka Smart. Spent a lot of time recruiting Bamba, didn't back off when the blue bloods made their move. Combines with ESPN 100 point guard Matt Coleman, Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski and potentially Andrew Jones.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mohamed Bamba, the top uncommitted player in 2017, has announced his commitment to Texas. Chose the Longhorns over Kentucky.

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Texas transfer F Mack commits to Alabama

Texas transfer Tevin Mack, who was granted his release from Texas in late February, told ESPN that he has committed to Alabama.

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Stay in school, or enter draft?

Andrew Jones needs to become a more consistent shooter from deep before turning pro. He'll have a true PG next season in Matt Coleman, who could get him better looks.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Four-star forward Sidney Wilson told ESPN he begins a visit to UConn tonight and will visit St. John's on Sunday. Texas, Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Florida also on his list. Recently announced he plans to reclassify back into the 2017 class.

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Texas tumult

Shaka Smart went 11-22 in his second year and after a difficult season lost Jarrett Allen to the NBA and could potentially lose Andrew Jones after the combine.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Mount St. Mary's transfer Elijah Long has committed to Texas, source told ESPN. 15.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.4 APG.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Izzo, Scott Drew, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State watching RM5, led by ESPN 60 Gerald Liddell and fast-rising 2019 guard Tyrese Maxey.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 sophomore (for now) R.J. Barrett playing his first event of the spring. Sean Miller, Shaka Smart, John Beilein, Duke, Kansas here.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UNLV transfer Jalen Poyser has heard from Texas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Tulane, St. Bonaventure and others. 10.4 PPG.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star 2018 forward Joey Baker said he's been hearing the most from Louisville, Texas and Florida.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Five-star 2018 point guard Quentin Grimes has hosted Texas A&M, Arizona, Baylor, Texas and Oklahoma this week. Marquette will be in today.

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.1Tied-302nd
Rebounds Per Game34.3259th
Assists Per Game11.4300th
Points Allowed68.989th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record35-36
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances33