3 transfer guards Texas has contacted this week

Texas basketball must add at least a few impact scholarship players from the portal this spring and summer.
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The activity in the NCAA Transfer Portal has already started to pick up this week for Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry. The dead period for in-person visits lifts this coming weekend, and Texas has already got one official visit on the books in a few days.

Texas basketball getting more active in the transfer portal after the conclusion of the 2023-24 season

Texas's first portal official visitor scheduled for this spring transfer window this coming weekend is the former Air Force Falcons sophomore forward Rytis Petraitis. While no exact date for the start of the official visit has been announced yet, Petraitis is set to see Austin at some point likely on Friday or Saturday.

Since the college hoops season concluded for the UConn Huskies beating the Purdue Boilermakers to win back-to-back national titles, the portal cycle is in full swing for every team this spring.

The portal presence will play a particularly large role in the roster construction for the Longhorns entering the SEC next season in 2024-25. Texas lost quite a few key contributors due to exhausted eligibility this offseason, including All-Big 12 starters Max Abmas and Dylan Disu.

Rebuilding the backcourt will be a big task for Terry and the Longhorns staff to tackle primarily via the portal this spring. Here are three possible transfer guard targets the Longhorns have already communicated with this week.

Selton Miguel

For the second time in the last three years, former Kansas State Wildcats and South Florida Bulls redshirt junior guard Selton Miguel has entered the transfer portal. Miguel spent the last two seasons at USF after transferring out of the Kansas State program during the 2022 offseason, where he emerged as one of the top reserves in the AAC during the 2023-24 campaign.

The 2023-24 AAC Sixth Man of the Year and AAC Most Improved Player this past season broke out for the American regular season champion USF. Miguel led all AAC reserves in scoring last season, averaging nearly 15 points per game on 41 percent shooting from the field and 39 percent from beyond the arc.

The big 6-foot-4 and 210-pound guard played most of his minutes at the two for the Bulls down the stretch last season. He's an athletic off-ball scoring guard who has a quick first step to get down the lane and finish at the rim.

Miguel can initiate the offense as a secondary guard option or find open shots and cutting lanes to get high percentage buckets as an off-ball scoring threat. He not only shot nearly 40 percent from beyond the arc last season, but did so at a high volume, averaging double-digit three-point attempts per game.

Defensively, Miguel has become a much more formidable and versatile perimeter presence. His length and athleticism allows him to switch between defending multiple positions.

Miguel has one year of eligibility remaining after spending four seasons at Kansas State and USF. He entered the transfer portal on April 5 as a graduate transfer. On3's Jamie Shaw reported that Texas is one of many major conference schools that have reached out to Miguel in the last week.

He's also been contacted by the Louisville Cardinals, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Virginia Cavaliers, Villanova Wildcats, Texas Tech Red Raiders, and SMU Mustangs, among many other schools in the last five days.