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.
Tramon Mark
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Tramon Mark
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Arguably the best pure scorer and shooter from range among Texas's five transfer pickups this offseason is former Arkansas Razorbacks and Houston Cougars senior shooting guard/wing Tramon Mark. The 6-foot-6 and 190-pound grad transfer from Dickinson, TX, led Arkansas in scoring last season.

"Tramon was one of the top players coming out of high school in the state of Texas and had a great run at Houston before going to Arkansas. So he's been around and knows what winning is about. We're excited about him."

Rodney Terry on Mark's experience

Anytime you can add a proven scorer like Mark who ranked top 10 in the SEC in points per game the previous season, it seems like a great move for the team and coaching staff. Mark is also a player that Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson entrusted to play critical minutes in his backcourt and wing rotations on both ends of the floor for three seasons before transferring to Arkansas last season.

"Like Tre Johnson, you're talking about a guy who is 6-foot-6 playing on the perimeter with good range. Tramon can get downhill with his size, something we didn't have last year. He can create some separation for himself as well. Good passer, capable three-point shooter."

Rodney Terry on Texas guards

It's crazy to think about the type of scoring potential the Longhorns have at the two and the three with the combination of Mark and Johnson. These two 6-foot-6 guards/wings can pick apart opposing defenses with their ability to score the basketball from all levels of the floor on offense.

Mark is another one of those immediate impact transfers that the Longhorns coaches have reportedly "spoken positively" of early in summer workouts. He seems to be handling the transition from Arkansas to Texas well, which isn't too shocking given he's back in his home state to play the final year of his collegiate eligibility and get back to the NCAA Tournament in 2025.

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