Where Texas stands in SEC transfer portal team rankings

Rodney Terry, Texas basketball
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Texas basketball and head coach Rodney Terry have put together a solid class of commitments from the NCAA Transfer Portal so far this spring. Terry and staff brought in five players from the transfer portal to help account for the eight scholarship players it lost to the portal and due to exhausted eligibility.

Where Texas basketball ranks in the updated SEC transfer rankings this spring

Texas's roster will have a much different look to it as Terry has retooled his rotation entering the inaugural season in the SEC in 2024-25. He's added more quality length and scoring in the guard and wing rotations this offseason.

Among the seven players the Longhorns have added so far via high school recruiting in the 2024 class and the transfer portal, five will likely be immediate starters and/or core parts of the second unit off the bench. The 2024 high school signing class for the Longhorns is highlighted by the No. 5 prospect nationally in the 2024 class in the On3 Industry Ranking, McDonald's All-American shooting guard Tre Johnson.

Texas's portal class includes some of the highest rated guards and swing forwards from this transfer cycle. Arkansas redshirt junior transfer shooting guard Tramon Mark was one of the best scoring guards in the portal this spring, ranking eighth-best transfer shooting guard in the 247Sports Composite.

Terry added even more scoring punch to the backcourt rotation with Oregon State's leading scorer from the last two seasons, sophomore point guard Jordan Pope. Scoring at a clip north of 17 points per game last season against major conference competition in the Pac-12, it's easy to see why Pope ranks as a top 20 transfer point guard in the 247Sports Composite.

Rounding out Texas's guard/wing haul in the portal this offseason is a pair of immediate-impact Indiana State transfers and a depth wing from Vanderbilt. Former Indiana State Sycamores redshirt juniors, guard Julian Larry and forward Jayson Kent, both boast transfer scores of .9000 while ranking among the top 50 transfers at their respective positions.

Texas's quality portal haul has landed them in the 16th spot nationally and sixth in the SEC for this transfer cycle in the 247Sports Composite team rankings.

More portal movement all but certain for Terry late this spring

With one scholarship spot remaining on the projected roster for the 2024-25 season, Terry is looking to add a quality low-post player to complete the rotation. Texas's top remaining portal target is former New Mexico Lobos true freshman standout power forward JT Toppin.

As it stands now, Texas looks like the odds-on favorite to win Toppin's commitment in the portal late this spring. Texas and the Texas Tech Red Raiders are his top two schools at this point of his portal recruitment.

If Texas does ultimately win Toppin's commitment entering the 2024-25 season, the frontcourt would immediately become one of the top units in the SEC. Texas is already being projected as a top 20 team in the early polls for this coming preseason.

Adding Toppin to this portal class could solidify Texas as a top 10 team in the early preseason polls for the 2024-25 season.

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