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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Duke Miles

Another athletic and versatile guard who the Longhorns have made contact with in the transfer portal this week is the former Troy Trojans and High Point Panthers redshirt junior Duke Miles. A report from 24/7 High School Hoops on X on April 9 mentioned Texas among the over two dozen schools that have reached out to Miles since he entered the transfer portal a couple of days ago.

Some of the other schools that have contacted Miles in the last 48 hours include the Kansas Jayhawks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, NC State Wolfpack, Illinois Fighting Illini, Oregon Ducks, and SMU.

Due to a medical redshirt and the COVID year, Miles has two years of eligibility remaining after spending three seasons at Troy and then one at High Point.

The Big South Newcomer of the Year and First-Team All Big South guard is one of the top scoring guards available in the portal early this offseason. Miles would be a really interesting fit in Terry's fast-pace and free-flowing offensive system as a proven scoring option who can play both guard spots.

Miles led an up-tempo High Point offense in scoring, at a clip of over 17 points per game last season. On a team that ranked in the top three in the Big South in fastbreak points per game, Miles was High Point's second-leading scorer in transition (2.1 fastbreak points per game).

Last season, Miles showed he can be an effective primary facilitator for High Point's offense. He was an efficient distributor and playmaker, averaging nearly four assists and just two turnovers per game. Miles also thrived while creating his own looks from the field and beyond the arc, shooting an impressive 53 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.

The outside scoring threat Miles brings along with his facilitating abilities on offense make him an intriguing option for a Texas team looking to replace a big-time backcourt departure in Abmas this offseason.