2 key Texas players who entered the transfer portal today

Texas basketball is back down to eight scholarship players as two starters enter the transfer portal early this week.
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The first week or two of the offseason has been a wild ride for Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry in the NCAA Transfer Portal. Texas arguably had the biggest weekend of any major conference program recruiting in the transfer portal in the last couple of days.

Two Texas basketball starters enter the portal in succession on April 15

Terry and the Longhorns landed three immediate impact transfers in the span of just a few hours on April 14 amid a big visit weekend for portal targets in Austin. Texas added two proven scorers and playmakers to the guard rotation from the portal last weekend in former Arkansas Razorbacks redshirt junior Tramon Mark and Indiana State Sycamores redshirt junior Julian Larry.

Texas also got a starting-caliber forward from the portal on April 14, former Indiana State junior Jayson Kent.

While the portal delivered some big-time additions to the rotation over the weekend for the first season in the SEC in 2024-25, it also has taken its toll on the roster regarding attrition at key spots. Texas has lost multiple talented former blue-chip recruits and a couple of multi-year starters to the portal in the last couple of weeks.

Roster attrition due to the transfer portal and exhausted eligibility has seen every starter from last year's squad depart the program this spring. Texas has also lost other scholarship players in the rotation this offseason to the portal, including freshman guard Chris Johnson and sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe.

The two most notable portal losses for Texas were both reported on April 15. Here's a look at the two starters the Longhorns lost to the portal today.