Texas adds length, scoring in Arkansas transfer Tramon Mark

Texas basketball lands Arkansas graduate transfer Tramon Mark.
Tramon Mark
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Texas basketball is on a heater in the NCAA Transfer Portal to cap the first weekend after the lifting of the dead period for in-person visits on April 11. Former Arkansas Razorbacks redshirt junior shooting guard/wing Tramon Mark committed to Texas and head coach Rodney Terry on April 14 (per On3).

Texas basketball gets its second portal commitment on April 14 in Arkansas transfer Tramon Mark

Mark's commitment to the Longhorns comes just a few hours after Texas landed a portal commitment from the former Indiana State Sycamores redshirt junior forward transfer Jayson Kent.

The No. 4 transfer shooting guard in the 247Sports Composite, Mark gets to return home to the state where he stated his college basketball career a few years ago. Mark is a native of Dickinson, TX, where he attended Dickinson High School.

He played the first three years of his college hoops career under head coach Kelvin Sampson with the Houston Cougars before transferring to Arkansas last offseason.

Mark joined now-former Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman as a starting wing for the Razorbacks last season. He started 28 of the 31 games he played for the Hogs in 2023-24.

The 2023-24 campaign saw Mark break out as a top scoring guard and a legitimate outside shooting threat. He led Arkansas in scoring, averaging a career-high 16 points per game last season on a career-best 48 percent shooting from the field and 36 percent from deep.

Before transferring to Arkansas last year, Mark was a consistent contributor for the Cougars over three years. In his last two seasons at Houston, Mark scored in the double figures while averaging over three rebounds per game and one steal.

Mark entered the transfer portal for the second time in as many years after the departure of Musselman to the take head coaching job with the USC Trojans. He will play the final year of his collegiate eligibility with Terry and the Longhorns in the SEC during the 2024-25 season.

Texas continues to add more proven scoring and experience via the portal

Texas needed to replace multiple key departures among starters and impactful upperclassmen in the rotation due to exhausted eligibility this offseason. Both Texas's portal additions on April 14, Mark and Kent, are proven scorers and legitimate outside shooting threats.

Texas is also replacing key depth lost in the wing rotation after high-four-star 2024 shooting guard signee Cam Scott was released from his letter of intent this weekend.

Terry and staff are replacing over 30 points per game lost from last year's squad with the departures of senior center Dylan Disu and senior guard Max Abmas with over 29 points per game with Mark and Kent.

Mark can start on the wing for the Longhorns next season alongside the sensational incoming freshman five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American Tre Johnson. The Arkansas transfer will likely be an off-ball scorer and secondary playmaker on the wing alongside Johnson and either rising senior guard Tyrese Hunter or a portal addition at the one.

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