Texas loses G Gavin Perryman to transfer portal

Texas basketball third-year guard Gavin Perryman announced on social media on April 1 that he is entering the transfer portal.
Gavin Perryman, Texas basketball
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Redshirt sophomore Texas basketball guard Gavin Perryman will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal this offseason, per a post on his Instagram page on April 1.

Texas basketball sophomore Gavin Perryman is the Longhorns' first portal departure at guard

Perryman is the second Texas player to enter the portal early this offseason during the spring window after sophomore forward Alex Anamekwe announced his intentions to transfer a couple of weeks ago.

The Dallas, TX, native played 18 games over two seasons for the Longhorns after redshirting in his first year at Texas. Perryman averaged 0.3 points per game, 0.4 rebounds, and 0.2 assists, while averaging 2.8 minutes per game in the last two seasons for the Longhorns.

Perryman including the following note in his announcement that he is entering the portal this offseason on his IG account.

"Longhorn Nation,

Playing basketball for The University of Texas has been a lifelong dream come true. I’m beyond thankful for everyone who has helped me along the way, from professors, GA’s, staff, coaches and managers. I have created friendships and relationships that will last a lifetime. To my teammates, I sincerely want to thank you for being by my side for the past 3 years. We’ve been through a lot, and I will value our bond forever. This spring, I am going to graduate from Texas with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Business, an achievement that means the world to myself and my family. After talking with my coaches and family, I have decided it is in my best interest to enter the portal as a graduate transfer and decide what is next in my career. I will forever be indebted for my time here and I am a Longhorn for Life!!!

Hook’Em, Gavin Perryman

During the 2023-24 season, Perryman appeared in seven games. He most recently appeared in Texas's 94-80 win at home in the regular season finale over the rival Oklahoma Sooners on March 9.

Perryman signed with Texas as an unranked recruit in the 2021 class from Dallas Jesuit High School in Dallas, TX. He picked Texas over offers from the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders and Army Black Knights and he was recruited to the Longhorns by former UT head coach Chris Beard and assistant Ulric Maligi.

The third-year guard who stands at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds is the son of Texas Ex guard Brandy Perryman, who played for the Longhorns from 1994-1998.

Perryman will have two years of eligibility remaining.

The spring window for the transfer portal opened on March 18. Underclassmen will have 45 days during this spring window to enter the transfer portal early this offseason.

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