Air Force transfer Rytis Petraitis officially visiting Texas

Texas basketball is starting to make moves in the portal during the spring transfer window.
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The dead period for in-person visits lifts for college hoops this weekend, allowing various NCAA Transfer Portal targets for Texas basketball to schedule trips to Austin early this offseason. While the spring transfer window opened a few weeks ago, in-person visits haven't been a possibility for Texas until this coming weekend.

Air Force transfer Rytis Petraitis to be Texas basketball's first portal visitor this weekend

It will be almost no time after the dead period lifts that head coach Rodney Terry and the Longhorns are hosting their first official visitor among portal targets this spring.

CBB Content reported on April 9 that Texas is hosting the former Air Force Falcons sophomore transfer forward Rytis Petraitis for an official visit this weekend.

Petraitis is from just a few hours up I-35 from the University of Texas. He is a native of Arlington, TX, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and attended Oak Ridge High School.

During his sophomore campaign in 2023-24, Petraitis ranked among the best scoring forwards in the Mountain West. He ranked ninth in the conference, averaging 15.7 points per game on 48.5 percent shooting from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc, and 65.8 percent from the free-throw line.

In each of his two seasons at Air Force to begin his collegiate career, Petraitis scored in the double figures. He also averaged over six rebounds in each of the last two seasons while averaging 3.7 assists per game last year.

The 6-foot-7 and 210-pound forward played most of his minutes at the three or the four at Air Force last season (per EvanMiya).

Terry and the Longhorns staff are trying to replace multiple key departures in the rotation for players due to exhausted eligibility this offseason. Texas loses senior guard Max Abmas, senior forward Brock Cunningham, senior big man Dylan Disu, senior wing Ithiel Horton, sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe, and freshman guard Chris Johnson to the portal this spring.

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