It only feels like a short span of time before new head coach Chris Beard gets the next addition for the Texas basketball program this offseason. Texas landed a whopping three commitments out of the NCAA Transfer Portal in a span of just 72 hours about 10 days back. And that trio of commits for Texas out of the transfer portal arrived in just the first couple of weeks after Beard was hired as head coach.
Beard was hired to replace the former Longhorns’ sixth-year head coach Shaka Smart back on April 1. Smart had left Austin back on March 26 to become the next head coach of the Marquette Golden Eagles in his home state of Wisconsin to replace the departed Steve Wojciechowski.
Texas is already making a lot of moves out of the transfer portal this offseason, and that should only continue in the coming weeks and months. And it wasn’t just that trio of commitments that the Longhorns landed that Beard managed to land so far this offseason.
The four additions for the Longhorns out of the transfer portal so far this offseason include former Kentucky Wildcats freshman guard Devin Askew, Utah Utes junior forward Timmy Allen, Creighton Blue Jays junior forward Christian Bishop, and Vanderbilt Commodores sophomore power forward Dylan Disu. The most recent of those additions is Disu, who committed to Texas on April 26.
Four transfer portal additions is big for the Longhorns this offseason, as Beard looks to make the best of the roster attrition heading into his first year on the Forty Acres. Texas might also be far from done in the transfer portal this offseason.
Here’s a look into four immediate impact transfer candidates that the Longhorns can look into in the portal for the rest of the offseason.