2 portal bigs Texas should target this summer

Texas still has one scholarship spot remaining on the projected 2024-25 roster.
Supreme Cook
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Supreme Cook
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Supreme Cook, PF/C

Among the relatively few options of proven big men available in the portal at this point of the offseason, former Georgetown Hoyas and Fairfield senior power forward/center Supreme Cook has been productive throughout his collegiate career.

The 6-foot-9 and 200-pound big man from East Orange, NJ, was within a couple of rebounds of averaging a double-double per game last season for the Hoyas. Cook put up impressive numbers for the Hoyasin his first year playing for a power conference school.

He averaged 10.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks while shooting 57.5 percent from the field and 57.1 percent from the charity stripe. Cook was probably the only reason why the Hoyas and head coach Ed Cooley weren't in the basement in rebounding in the Big East last season.

Cook could check many of the boxes the Longhorns have been looking for in an instant impact big from the portal this offseason. He could bring energy to the offensive glass, give Texas a proven low-post scorer, and add some veteran leadership to the frontcourt unit next season.

Cook was a monster last season, ranking second in the Big East in offensive rebounding (123). He could bolster an offensive rebounding team in Texas that ranked in the bottom five in the Big 12 in that stat category last year.

He also ranked top 10 in the Big East in paint scoring and field goal percentage in the paint.

If the Longhorns wind up using the final scholarship spot on an impact big man from the portal this summer, Cook is easily one of the best options out there right now.

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