Texas basketball loses F Alex Anamekwe to transfer portal

Alex Anamekwe, Texas basketball
Alex Anamekwe, Texas basketball / Sara Diggins/American-Statesman / USA

Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry suffered their first loss to the NCAA Transfer Portal entering next offseason in sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe. Multiple reports (including Horns247's Eric Henry) confirmed that Anamekwe has entered the transfer portal ahead of the 2024 offseason.

Texas basketball F Alex Anamekwe enters the portal

The first transfer portal window opened ahead of the 2024 offseason on March 19. This current transfer portal window stays open for 45 days and closes on May 2.

Anamekwe spent two seasons at Texas before entering the transfer portal late this week. He played sparingly over the last couple of years for Terry and the Longhorns.

After averaging 1.5 points per game and 0.7 rebounds over five minutes per game and a dozen games played during his true freshman campaign last season, Anamekwe's minutes dipped this year. He only played 11 total minutes over six games, averaging 0.3 points per game this season.

Anamekwe only saw action in one game in Big 12 play for the Longhorns this season, coming on Feb. 10 in a blowout win at home over the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Anamekwe signed with Texas as a three-star recruit from McKinney High School (TX) in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in the 2022 class. He was originally committed to the SMU Mustangs before the Longhorns flipped him before the Early Signing Period in the fall of 2022.

He ranked as the No. 208 prospect nationally in the 2022 class in the 247Sports Composite, the No. 41 power forward, and the No. 15 prospect in Texas.

Anamekwe has at least two years of eligibility remaining.

The news of Anamekwe's portal departure comes as the seven-seeded Longhorns prepare to face the two-seed Tennessee Volunteers in the Round of 32 in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Texas defeated the 10-seed Colorado State Rams in the Round of 64 to open up March Madness on March 21.

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