4 early-offseason portal targets Texas has contacted

Jhamir Brickus
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Jhamir Brickus
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Among the most underrated guards in the portal early this offseason from a scoring and facilitating perspective on the offensive end of the floor is the former senior La Salle Explorers guard Jhamir Brickus.

The 5-foot-11 and 165-pound to-be fifth-year senior guard shoots the ball from deep and from the mid-range at solid clips, possesses excellent court vision, and shows plenty of grit and tenacity on both ends of the floor. Despite being under 6-foot, Brickus averaged 3.5 rebounds per game and over one steal at La Salle last season.

The 2023-24 All-Atlantic-10 Third-Team guard Brickus is one of just nine Division 1 guards last season to average over a dozen points per game, five assists, and three rebounds while shooting at least 40 percent from deep.

Some of the schools that have shown the most interest in Brickus since he entered the portal a few days ago. The Cal Golden Bears, VCU Rams, Richmond Spiders, Virginia, and Loyola-Chicago are reportedly among the top schools for Brickus early in this portal recruitment.

Texas has contacted Brickus since he entered the portal earlier this week. But the Longhorns might have let up on the gas regarding their pursuit of Brickus in the portal early this offseason as they continue to prioritize other transfer guards, including Amos and potentially Wisconsin sophomore transfer AJ Storr.

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