Texas Basketball: 2 studs, 1 dud from Horns win vs. UT-Arlington

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Chendall Weaver, Texas basketball
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Dud: Chendall Weaver, G

This game was an opportunity for sophomore guard and the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year Chendall Weaver to build confidence and momentum with a big outing against his former squad. But Weaver wasn't very impactful in this one, giving the Longhorns just five points in 10 minutes on the floor.

In all fairness, Terry and the Longhorns staff didn't give Weaver much of a chance to get going since he only played 10 minutes off the bench against his former squad.

Weaver transferred to Texas from UTA during the offseason after putting up tremendous numbers offensively during his true freshman campaign for the Mavericks last season. He ranked top three on the team in scoring and rebounds for UTA last season while shooting 40 percent from deep on his way to earning the WAC Freshman of the Year honors.

But that shot efficiency and scoring prowess Weaver put on display at UTA last season hasn't shown up consistently at Texas early in the 2023-24 campaign. Weaver hasn't found his shooting stroke from deep yet, hitting his looks from deep at a clip just shy of 29 percent this season.

Weaver continued to struggle to find his shot in this game. He registered five points on six field attempts, shooting just 33 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc.

This contest didn't see Weaver make much of a noticeable impact on either end of the floor. He registered no assists, no free-throw attempts, and just one rebound. He did at least did get one of Texas's three steals against UTA.

Since Hunter was out for this game against UTA due to illness, it looked like Weaver could step up and give the Longhorns more productive minutes off the bench in the backcourt rotation. Instead, Terry and staff shortened the rotation and gave more minutes in the backcourt to freshman combo guard Chris Johnson, who registered four points on 2-of-2 shooting from the field.