Texas basketball transfer portal departures, where are they now?

What happened to the 16 Texas players that left the program via the transfer portal since 2021?
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Tyrese Hunter, G

Tyrese Hunter's multi-year journey at Texas came to an end this spring when he transferred to Memphis. Hunter's story at Texas was one that left the Longhorn faithful asking questions of what could've been. When Hunter was on, he was very good.

But Hunter never consistently put together a complete season on both ends of the floor with Texas, despite starting next to two very experienced and decorated guards in the last two years in Marcus Carr and Abmas.

It will be interesting to see if Memphis and head coach Penny Hardaway can tap into the obvious talent we know Hunter has for a full season this upcoming campaign.

Dillon Mitchell, F

Mitchell is considered one of the top forwards in the transfer portal this spring. He is the No. 3 transfer power forward in the 247Sports Composite.

It's arguable that Mitchell was Texas's most impactful portal departure among the half-dozen transfers for Terry and staff this spring. Mitchell was a top rebounder and high-flying starter at power forward that brought immense talent and athleticism to the frontcourt since 2022-23.

Mitchell and Hunter are the only two Texas players to have started at least 70 games in the last two seasons combined. No Texas player had more double-doubles over the last two seasons than Mitchell (nine).

While it certainly seems like Mitchell would have plenty of opportunities from top major conference programs pursuing him in the portal, his recruitment hasn't generated much buzz in the last couple of weeks.

Mitchell visited the Miami Hurricanes earlier this week. Miami could be a potential landing spot for Mitchell since the Canes lost four frontcourt players to the portal this offseason.

Jackson Prince, G

Freshman Jackson Prince is one of two former walk-on guards for the Longhorns to enter the portal this spring. Prince is a native of Duncanville, TX, and joined the Longhorns as part of the preferred walk-on program last summer.

Prince didn't play any games for Texas as a true freshman in 2023-24. He has all four years of eligibility remaining.

Gavin Perryman, G

The other former walk-on guard to enter the portal from Texas this offseason is sophomore Gavin Perryman. The Dallas, TX, native Perryman averaged 0.3 points per game, 0.4 rebounds, and 0.2 assists over 18 games played in two seasons for the Longhorns.

Perryman has two years of eligibility remaining.

Chris Johnson, G

Freshman guard Chris Johnson signed with his third school in the last two years after committing to Stephen F. Austin in the portal. Johnson spent one season at Texas, averaging 1.1 points and 0.4 assists over 17 games played as a reserve guard.

Johnson originally signed with head coach Bill Self and Kansas as a highly touted four-star guard recruit from Montverde Academy in the 2023 class. Terry and Texas landed Johnson as a late-cycle guard flip from Kansas.

Alex Anamekwe, F

Sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe was Texas's first player lost to the transfer portal during this spring window. Anamekwe spent two seasons at Texas as a reserve forward. He averaged 1.1 points per game, 0.6 rebounds, and 0.1 assists over 18 games since 2022.

Anamekwe ranks as the no. 75 transfer power forward in the 247Sports Composite. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

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