5 early Texas transfer targets entering the 2024 offseason

Texas basketball is facing a big offseason to elevate the roster at key positions of need in the rotation in the transfer portal over the next few months.

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We've already highlighted the need for the Longhorns to add some length and floor spacing to the backcourt/wing rotation via the transfer portal this offseason.

Assuming the two guard and wing spots in the starting five for the Longhorns next season are filled by Johnson and Weaver, respectively, then Texas needs a proven scorer coming off the bench to add depth to round out the rotation. This is where someone such as the former Wyoming Cowboys and Utah Utes two-time redshirt senior transfer shooting guard Brendan Wenzel comes into the conversation.

Wenzel, a San Antonio, TX, native was Wyoming's best and most efficient wing scorer over the last two seasons. He's shot over 42 percent from the field and 37 percent from beyond the arc in the last two seasons combined for the Cowboys.

During the 2023-24 campaign, Wenzel registered a career-high 12 points per game and five rebounds while shooting 40 percent from the field and 37 percent from deep. Coming off his best and most productive season at Wyoming, Wenzel will be one of the more sought after proven wing scorers in the portal early this offseason.

Assuming Wenzel is fine with the idea of competing for minutes on the wing with the likes of Johnson and Scott, returning closer to home to play for Terry and the Longhorns makes a lot of sense. He could contend with a potential top-25 preseason team in a power conference for the first time in his collegiate career while bolstering a position of need in Texas's rotation.