Predicting Texas's next transfer pickup after G Jordan Pope

Texas is still active in the portal this spring after landing a big transfer commitment from sophomore former Oregon State G Jordan Pope.
Rytis Petraitis
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Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry got their fourth commitment in this NCAA Transfer Portal class on April 24 with the former Oregon State Beavers sophomore transfer guard Jordan Pope. The former Pac-12 All-Freshman guard committed to Texas over the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday afternoon.

Who's next to commit to Texas basketball as we progress in the spring portal window?

Terry and staff have done a nice job building up the core part of this rotation via the transfer portal this spring. Texas had another heavy offseason of roster attrition due to exhausted eligibility and the transfer portal. In fact, all five starters from last year's squad for the Longhorns either exhausted their eligibility or entered the transfer portal this offseason.

All four transfers for the Longhorns are immediate impact players who can either plug and play in the starting five or fill key roles coming off the bench. Pope joins former Indiana State Sycamores redshirt junior guard, Indiana State redshirt junior forward Jayson Kent, and Arkansas Razorbacks redshirt junior guard Tramon Mark in Texas's portal class early in the 2024 offseason.

Texas still has a couple of scholarship spots left on the projected roster for the 2024-25 season. Here's a prediction of the next transfer to commit to the Longhorns this offseason after Pope on April 24.

Rytis Petraitis, F

Among the two outstanding portal priorities for the Longhorns who visited Texas within the last 10 days, former Air Force Falcons sophomore transfer forward Rytis Petraitis is still someone this staff wants this spring.

The 6-foot-7 and 210-pound forward from Arlington, TX, has made visits to see Texas and the Cal Golden Bears in the last week. It sounds like his final decision could come down to those two schools when he announces presumably in the not-too-distant future.

Texas is still looking to add proven depth and scoring options to the forward rotation entering the SEC for the 2024-25 season. Petraitis was one of the top scoring forwards in the Mountain West last season, averaging a career-high 15.7 pionts per game on 49 percent shooting from the field and 35 percent from beyond the arc.

Cal has also made a big push in this portal recruitment in the last week or so. This will be a real battle between Texas and Cal to land one of the better impact forwards available in the portal at this point of the offseason.