Texas basketball projected 2024-25 starting lineup

Rodney Terry and staff have multiple options to configure the right starting five entering an important season for 2024-25 with lofty expectations for the postseason.
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Arthur Kaluma
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Forward: Arthur Kaluma

Depending on how he and his new teammates at Texas adjust to the plethora of scorers and proven offensive weapons Terry brought in this summer, Kaluma could be a massive addition to this roster next season. Kaluma was Texas's final portal addition this summer and was the top-ranked available player on the transfer market at the time.

Kaluma is one of many immediate impact transfers who Terry and staff hauled in this offseason who can bolster the starting five and/or depth coming off the bench next season. The former Kansas State and Creighton transfer specifically can carve out a niche role as a Timmy Allen-type for an inside the arc facilitator and a versatile rebounder and defender.

Texas needs better results on the glass on both ends of the floor. After ranking in the bottom five in the Big 12 in rebounding percentage and margin in conference play last season, the Longhorns have at least partly addressed the issue by adding more proven rebounders and lengthier guards/wings to the rotation this offseason.

Kaluma was Kansas State's leading rebounder last season, and he was very effective on the glass on both ends of the floor. He should help Texas get some extra valuable possessions back on offense next season.

The compromise here will have to be Kaluma being willing to accept more off-ball roles and set plays finding his teammates in somewhat of an inside-out type of offensive strategy in the SEC.