By JACK LeGWIN
Eric Davis has committed to Texas.
Davis chose Texas over LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina State and UNLV.
Back in July, Davis said that the relationship he has with a coaching staff would play into the decision.
“The schools that I have the best relationship with, so I feel comfortable at the school,” Davis told SNY.tv at Peach Jam this past summer. “I’m looking for a point guards coach as well.” To read more of this story, click here
Myles Turner ended the suspense on Wednesday, announcing on ESPNU that he will stay in his home state and play for the Texas Longhorns.
“I will be pursuing my education and I’m excited to be part of the men’s basketball program at the University of Texas, baby,” the 6-foot-11 Trinity Euless big man said as he pulled out a floppy burnt orange Longhorns hat.
The No. 2 prospect in the ESPN 100, Turner also considered Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and SMU.
A tremendous shot-blocker who can score with either hand and also step out and shoot, he will join a Texas front line that also includes 6-9 Cam Ridley and 6-10 Prince Ibeh. To read more of this story, click here
Shaq Cleare, a 6-foot-9, 265-pound sophomore center from Maryland, announced on Facebook he will transfer to Texas, where he will join 6-9, 285-pound Cam Ridley in the frontcourt.
“First of all I would like to thank god for opening another door for me and giving me another opportunity to fulfill my dream at another division 1 institution. Secondly I would like to thank my family and friends for all the hard work they’ve put in with me as well as all the prayers they’ve sent up above for me,” Cleare wrote on Facebook, according to the Washington Post.
“Last but not least I would like to thank my coaches, my teammates/ brothers and terpnation for all the To read more of this story, click here
Myles Turner took his fifth and final official visit to Texas this week and enjoyed it.
“It was great,” David Turner, the player’s father, told SNY.tv. “Everything went really well. It was good.”
The 6-foot-11 Turner out of Euless (TX) Trinity has now taken officials to Texas, Duke, Kansas, Ohio State and Oklahoma State, as well as unofficials to SMU and Texas A&M.
Asked how Texas coach Rick Barnes and his staff envisioned using Turner, David said: “Pretty much not pigeonholing him and letting him play 3, 4, 5, whatever was needed. He’s a good shot-blocker and scorer on the wings and in the post, so they would use him whatever way they can.” To read more of this story, click here
Texas has landed a pledge from 6-foot-8, 230-pound junior college power forward Obi Oleka.
He also considered Gonzaga, Southern Miss, Oregon State and Old Dominion, among others. He will have two years of Division 1 eligibility remaining.
“He’s a bonified athlete,” his college coach, Elliott Williams of State College of Florida-Manatee, told SNY.tv. “He plays the 3/4 for us, inside/out. Definitely a guy that is a warrior in the block. Definitely is a matchup for most post guys. To read more of this story, click here
Jordan Barnett, a 6-foot-7 small forward from St. Louis Christian Brothers College High, has verbally committed to Texas.
Barnett also considered Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and Iowa, his father told SNY.tv.
“His favorite players are Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade and that played heavily into his decision,” Barnett’s father, Bob Bonner, told SNY.tv.
“Most importantly, my son is an honors student at a college preparatory high school. Therefore, the academic standards at Texas were the most important factor to his mother, myself and him. We evaluated the team, the young players already there and truly feel he can contribute and would fit in well both on and off the court.”
Barnett is ranked No. 85 by Rivals.com.
“I’m a hustle player,” he recently told UMHoops.com. “I’m a defensive player first and offense comes second.”
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Undrafted Texas point guard Myck Kabongo will play for the Miami Heat summer league team, according to multiple reports.
The 6-foot-1 Toronto native shares an agent, Rich Paul, with Heat star LeBron James.
Sources close to Kabongo say he is deeply disappointed at going undrafted, but will now get a chance to prove himself with the world champs.
Kabongo is no stranger to disappointment.
He played just the final 11 games of last season at Texas after the NCAA leveled To read more of this story, click here