Coach Beard Recruiting

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  1. LonghornCatholic

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  3. Sangre Naranjada

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    He must break you.
     
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  4. Vol Horn 4 Life

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    I couldn't figure it out, but you're right Ivan Drago is coming to Austin.
     
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  5. LonghornCatholic

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  6. Horns11

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    Don't blame him. I thought he looked good in his limited minutes... only to have his minutes further limited. I didn't understand what Beard was going for in the moments he used Devin in 2021-22. It's like he thought only Carr, Jones, and Ramey should be getting those reps in games, and when they struggled (sometimes mightily), he stuck by them.
     
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  8. Horns11

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    So we're basically up to this for the depth:

    F
    Allen
    Bishop
    D Mitchell
    Cunningham
    Disu

    G
    Carr
    Rice
    Morris
    Brumbaugh

    We've got to pick up a G at the least. Hunter is still in the mix according to most XII followers. But if we can't get him, I would love for it to be Xavier Pinson from LSU.

    At forward, we lost my favorite transfer target to Miami (Omier from Arkansas State), so we need to make some moves for Bates or Lofton. Honestly, if we get a healthy Disu, we're probably ok to enter the season with what we've got. Mitchell can body up with bigger guys if we need him to.
     
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  9. Horns11

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    Welp, now it's confirmed that Disu has entered the draft. He can remove his name by 6/13, but if injuries are still a major concern and he needs to make some "go play in Greece" money now, then I don't blame him.

    It's kind of sad that over the past 20 years, we've gone from "he's entering the draft because he's so good!" to "he's entering the draft to indicate that he doesn't want to be in college any longer even though he averages 3 pts."

    Without Disu, we REALLY need one of the bigs in the portal. I don't love Lofton because of his girth, but at least he'd be a body. We're not in the running for Broome. The best available offensive player is probably KJ Williams from Murray State, and he has a similar skill set to Tre Mitchell.
     
  10. Horns11

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    Picked up Alex Anamekwe from McKinney.
    Alex Anamekwe, 2022 Power forward - Rivals.com

    Strong swing forward. Was thought to be a SMU and/or Tech lean for most of his recruitment, so I guess Beard kept in contact.

    Based on his playoff footage, he needs some footwork help and to move a little quicker on defense. He reminds me of Kris Clack... not big enough to be banging down low, but prefers those types of shots. He's not a PF but he seems to like that kind of contact. The more the merrier for our defensive forwards.
     
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  11. Sangre Naranjada

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    There's a blast from the past.
     
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  12. 2003TexasGrad

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    If he can play like Clack I'll take him.
     
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  13. LonghornCatholic

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    I thought Cunningham was gone? Dude is a beast on defense but a liability on offense, hate to say. Sadly this team can’t afford to surrender an offensive player and rely on just 3 or 4 to score. Way too inconsistent, unless Beard found some shooters I’m not aware of? In that case, love to have Cunningham back. Again, hate to say it.
     
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  14. caryhorn

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    Cunningham will be back. Love the energy he brings to the court!
     
  15. LonghornCatholic

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    His energy ain’t the problem, his offense is. Oh well, hope we learn to shoot.
     
  16. Horns11

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    Morris will make other shooters better. He's very smooth with the ball and will get people looks where they need them. I don't think our 3-point shooting will improve, but the addition of Morris will definitely give guys more open shots.
     
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  17. Garmel

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    A big get.

     
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  18. old65horn

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    Still missing the inside muscle.
     
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  19. p_town_horn

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    The Mavs or the Horns?
     
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  20. Horns11

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    It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Hunter would be heading here once he portaled.

    Back to the depth convo:

    F
    Allen
    Bishop
    D Mitchell
    Cunningham

    G
    Carr
    Hunter
    Rice
    Morris
    Brumbaugh

    Disu can still pull his name out of the draft, but that's unlikely according to people close to him. We REALLY need a body down low. Beard has never shied from 4-guard lineups, but that'd be kind of crazy without a true C.

    The only worthwhile bigs left in the portal are both from Washington State:

    Mo Gueye
    Mouhamed Gueye College Stats | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com
    He's a lanky guy who gets his blocks and boards. Probably tries to shoot the 3 too much because they keep him away from the paint. A little too frail for what we need.

    Efe Abogidi
    Efe Abogidi College Stats | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com
    Good size. Gets his defensive stats. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

    Honestly, we'd probably need BOTH of them so that they could complement each other's weak areas. It wouldn't be unheard of to get a catch like that, like when Hamm left us.
     
  21. caryhorn

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    Yes.
     
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  22. p_town_horn

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    Disu reportedly removed his name from the NBA draft.

    :hookem:
     
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    Ja Morant hanging out in Austin.
     
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