3 Texas players who could've played their last game at UT

Which key Texas players scholarship players with eligibility remaining could still depart after the 2023-24 season?

Dillon Mitchell, Texas basketball
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Alex Anamekwe, Texas basketball
Alex Anamekwe, Texas basketball / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Anamekwe, F*

Sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe played sparingly for Terry and the Longhorns during the 2023-24 season. He only played in 11 minutes over six games during the regular season for Texas, which is a likely factor as to why Anamekwe has an asterisk next to his name on this list.

After getting limited opportunities for the Longhorns in the last couple of years, Anamekwe entered the transfer portal ahead of the 2024 offseason.

Anamekwe became the first departure for the Longhorns to the transfer portal this week, with the spring 45-day window opening on March 19.

Since Terry took over as the interim head coach during the 2022-23 campaign, Anamekwe's minutes were extremely limited on the floor outside of garbage time in games over the last two years. He wasn't originally recruited by Terry's staff at Texas a few years ago.

Anamekwe, a former SMU Mustangs commit from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the 2022 class, was recruited by former Texas head coach Chris Beard. The 6-foot-6 and 200-pound former three-star recruit from McKinney High School in the 2022 class is a gritty and switchable wing defender. He could find more minutes elsewhere with a team that likes his physical and defensive upside playing at the three or the four.

Considering most players who enter the portal don't wind up returning to their original school, Texas has a couple of roster spots to fill in the frontcourt this offseason. Terry and staff will probably target one or two portal players to fill out the frontcourt unit for the 2024-25 season.

The Longhorns definitely need a starting caliber forward who can play minutes at the four or the five, assuming that Shedrick returns and starts the five and Mitchell declares for the 2024 NBA Draft.