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.
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Another potential option Terry and the Longhorns staff could consider among portal big men this spring is former Washington Huskies and Fresno State Bulldogs senior center Braxton Meah.

The seven-footer who attended San Joaquin High School in Fresno, CA, has past connections to Terry and his staff from his recruitment out of high school. Terry was one of just over a half dozen Division 1 head coaches to offer Meah as a three-star big man recruit out of high school during the 2020 recruiting cycle when he was with the UTEP Miners.

Terry's former program, Fresno State, wound up landing Meah's commitment over the likes of UTEP, Clemson, and the Arizona Bulldogs, among other D1 offers.

Texas still needs another big man to add depth the frontcourt rotation alongside returning upperclassmen in redshirt senior Kadin Shedrick and senior Ze'Rik Onyema. And if things don't work out between Texas and Garrison in the portal this spring, Meah could be another option that Texas is familiar with among big men on the transfer market.

The Longhorns are losing two blocks per game with the departures of senior big man Dylan Disu and sophomore forward Dillon Mitchell this offseason. Texas was a good rim protecting team last season, ranking fifth in the Big 12 at a clip of 3.4 blocks per game in conferenceplay.

The 7-foot-1 and 250-pound Meah is a good rebounder and solid low-post defender with the length to protect the rim against almost anyone in D1 college hoops. He is one of fewer than 10 returning big men in college hoops who have registered a block percentage over 5.0 and a total rebounding percentage over 15.0 since 2020.

Meah is a proven big man who could give the Longhorns added rim protection and length in the frontcourt for next season.

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