Texas Basketball: 3 last minute transfer targets for Longhorns

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If head coach Shaka Smart feels that his Texas basketball team needs one more addition out of the transfer portal, who should he turn to?

With the supposed start to the 2020-21 college basketball season not all that far away for the Texas basketball program, head coach Shaka Smart has to be ready for whatever lies ahead. The Texas men’s hoops program had their 2019-20 season brought to a premature end back in mid-March, before they were ever able to play their first game in the Big 12 Tournament.

Texas wound up finishing up their run for the 2019-20 season, in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic after the conclusion of the regular season, with a record of 19-12 (9-9 Big 12). They were one of the hottest teams in the Big 12 near the end of the season prior to the early cancellation.

Texas won all but their last of the six games at the end of the regular season. Their season did end on the wrong foot with a convincing home loss back on March 7 at the Frank Erwin Events Center, at the hands of head coach Mike Boynton and the Oklahoma State Cowboys by more than a 20-point margin.

Nonetheless, Smart had a decent run this offseason on the recruiting trail. Texas didn’t really lose any overwhelmingly significant pieces from their 2019-20 squad. It is next offseason that the heavy losses will start coming the Longhorns way.

But Texas only added one player in their 2020 signing class, granted it was a good one. The elite five-star Vandegrift power forward, and hometown high school product, Greg Brown is the lone addition to the roster for this coming season.

Could the Longhorns add anyone else out of the NCAA Transfer Portal ahead of the start of the 2020-21 regular season, whenever that will be?

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