Predicting Texas's first portal commitment of the offseason

Texas basketball and Rodney Terry likely need to add at least three or four quality players from the transfer portal this offseason.
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AJ Storr
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AJ Storr, SG/SF

Length and consistent scoring on the wing was something that Terry and the Longhorns were sorely missing in the rotation in 2023-24. Texas was often outmatched length-wise at the three against some of the bigger opponents in the Big 12 and in the postseason during the 2023-24 campaign.

Most of Texas's minutes at the three were played by either the 6-foot-3 guard Weaver in a three-guard lineup or the 6-foot-4 senior Ithiel Horton. Senior forward Brock Cunningham also logged heavier minutes at the three when Texas needed more defensive grit and floor spacing on the wing down the stretch during the season.

Considering that both of Texas's lengthiest wing options that logged significant minutes in the rotation in the season that was have exhausted their eligibility, getting more quality depth at the three is a clear priority in the portal.

One of the early potential options for Texas this offseason to add an impact player on the wing is former Wisconsin Badgers 6-foot-6 and 200-pound sophomore AJ Storr.

Storr was one of the top scoring wings in the Big Ten in 2023-24, ranking seventh in the conference averaging 16.8 points per game. He knows how to use his length and athleticism to create space to pull up with his jump shot from the mid-range or to get a step on opposing defenders to slash to the rim for high-percentage buckets.

Storr is a really confident shooter who isn't afraid to pull the trigger when he's in a rhythm from the field and from deep. He nearly made double-digit three-point field goals in 2023-24 from beyond 25 feet from the basket.

A wing like Storr gives Terry's lineup the consistent scoring and length that it needs at the three for next season. Texas was too reliant last season on Abmas and Disu as really the only two sources of consistent buckets in Big 12 play.

That point production that Texas is losing with Abmas and Disu exhausting their eligibility this offseason will be difficult to replace. But Storr is the type of proven wing scorer who has gotten it done consistently against high-level competition in the major conferences before.

Storr ended the season on a 31-game double-digit scoring streak, tied for the second-most of any major conference player in college hoops this season.

Texas is rumored to have interest in Storr since he entered the transfer portal on March 28. But there haven't been any definitive visit plans announced by Storr or reported lately, and neither has a top list of schools.

The Longhorns showed interest when Storr entered the portal after a year during his true freshman campaign at St. John's last offseason.

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