Texas head coach Rick Barnes announced Monday that sophomore point guard Isaiah Taylor has a broken left wrist and is out indefinitely. Surgery is not required and Taylor is expected to return this season.
Taylor broke the wrist Thursday night against Iowa in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden when he crashed hard to the floor after driving to the basket and encountering 6-10 Gabriel Olaseni. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Texas was dealt a blow on Friday when it announced that sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor will not play in tonight’s game vs. Cal in the 2K Classic final at Madison Square Garden due to a left wrist injury suffered during last night’s contest against Iowa.
He will be reevaluated upon the team’s return to Austin, but sources told SNY.tv Taylor could miss extended time.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman later reported Taylor is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, per a source.
Taylor crashed hard to the floor on his left wrist after driving to the basket and encountering 6-10 Gabriel Olaseni late in Texas’ 71-57 win over Iowa Thursday night. The Iowa big man was given a flagrant foul 2 and ejected from the game. Taylor made 1-of-2 free throws and finished with 15 points in the win. To read more of this story, click here
By JEREMY FUCHS
NEW YORK — There was a time when Texas freshman forward Myles Turner was the No. 2 recruit in the country.
Now? It’s tough to find him in the maze of big-name freshmen dominating the college hoops scene.
Turner had been the second-best recruit in the country, according to ESPN.com, behind only Jahlil Okafor of Duke, and ahead of Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns and Kansas forward Cliff Alexander.
But a few games into the college season and Turner has disappeared into oblivion. That comes even though he is the best recruit to walk through Austin since his hero Kevin Durant. That comes even though he scored 15 points in his debut. To read more of this story, click here
Kerwin Roach, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Houston (TX) North Shore, is off the board to Texas.
Roach, ranked the No. 21 shooting guard in the Class of 2015 in 247Sports composite rankings, also considered Cal and Wichita State.
“Roach is very talented,” one D-1 assistant involved in his recruitment said. “Can get his own shot. Very thin, needs weight. Envisions himself a point guard, but I doubt he is.”
Roach joins Michigan combo guard Eric Davis in Texas’ 2015 class. The two could have major roles in the team’s backcourt beginning then.
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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