These Texas summer enrollees will make an instant impact

Texas's new-look squad for the 2024-25 season in the SEC is highlighted by some high-octane scorers in the backcourt and on the wing.
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Summer enrollees arrived on campus for Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry early this month. Texas welcomed eight new enrollees to the program, between transfer portal and high school recruiting for the 2024 signing class.

Texas basketball looks like a possible top 15 or 20 team as summer workouts begin

Terry's squad promises to look vastly different than it did last year. Texas essentially lost all five starters between players' exhausted eligibility and others leaving the program via the transfer portal during the spring window.

The two biggest losses, senior big man Dylan Disu and senior guard Max Abmas, were the primary pieces Terry and staff had to replace via the transfer portal this offseason.

Texas did a nice job adding quite a few immediate impact transfers to reshape the roster and bolster the starting five entering the inaugural season in the SEC in 2024-25. High school recruiting also should add at least one starting-caliber player next season.

We've already heard about some of the early returns from the new enrollees at the outset of summer workouts this week. Here's a look at four immediate impact summer enrollees for the Longhorns with summer S&C underway in Austin in the last few days.

Tre Johnson, SG

The crown jewel of Texas's 2024 signing class was the elite five-star Dallas (TX) Link Academy shooting guard Tre Johnson. Rated as the No. 5 recruit in the nation in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite, Johnson is a potential early lottery pick in the 2025 NBA Draft.

That type of talent is something the Longhorns were lacking in the backcourt and on the wing for the last couple of seasons. The last time Texas had a lottery pick in the NBA Draft was big man Jaxson Hayes in 2019.

Terry has great expectations for Johnson entering his freshman campaign.

"Tre Johnson is a freshman who is physically ready come in and play with older players. I think, over the last 10 years in recruiting Texas high school basketball, Tre is a guy that's just a natural born scorer. But he's also a willing passer and wants to win at a high level."

Johnson is expected to contribute right away as one of Texas's top scoring threats. He's a natural scorer and gifted playmaker who can put the ball in the hope from different all three levels of the floor.

Texas didn't have the caliber of scorer with the natural talent Johnson possesses last season. Johnson also has the pieces around him to take some of the pressure off his shoulders and to have the necessary space to operate efficiently on offense with the ball in his hands.

It's not out of the question that Johnson can give the Longhorns 12-15 points per game while scoring the basketball at an efficient clip while getting to to the free-throw line frequently.