4. What does the bench rotation look like?
Patience was needed for Texas basketball fans as they watched Coach Terry and his staff methodically build out the roster this offseason. Now that it is all said and done, Texas has the fully allotted 12 scholarship athletes on its roster (five returners, five transfers, and two freshmen).
With Disu on the mend and Devon Pryor likely redshirting, Coach Terry currently has ten players at his disposal. I expect them all to contribute.
In the backcourt, UT Arlington transfer Chendall Weaver and freshman Chris Johnson will be the backups to Abmas and Hunter. Weaver was the 2022/23 WAC Freshman of the Year, knocking down over 40 percent of his three-point attempts last season. Johnson was a high four-star prospect who is a versatile defender and arguably the best passer on this team.
Longhorn Legend Brock Cunningham is back for his sixth year on the Forty and should be the perfect sixth man for this roster. Over the past two seasons, he has shot 43 percent from deep. I would not be surprised if he winds up in the closing five for many games this season.
After playing in just 12 games last season, Alex Anamekwe is back and ready to play a more prominent role on this team. The McKinney native is an active and willing defender who will likely be used as a spark plug off the bench. He can also knock down the three-ball when given the opportunity.