Jase Febres announced that he will return for a fifth season with the Texas Longhorns, according to posts on his Twitter and Instagram pages on Monday.
Febres can return for the 2021-22 season because the NCAA gave all players an additional year of eligibility to ‘winter sport student-athletes who compete during 2020-21 in Division I.’
Febres was part of a Longhorns team that won the Big 12 Tournament championship in 2020-21, but fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Abilene Christian. That led to head coach Shaka Smart’s departure to Marquette, and the hiring of Chris Beard away from Texas Tech.
He is entering his fifth season at Texas, having joined the program in 2017-18 as a true freshman.
Febres missed the first half of the season due to an injury. He came off the bench and averaged 5.2 points per game. He has been considered one of the Longhorns’ best 3-point shooters throughout his career in Austin.
As a Longhorns, his career numbers include 6.9 points and 2.3 rebounds. He was a key part of the Longhorns 2019 postseason NIT championship team.
While every Division I player has the option of the additional year of eligibility, Febres faced a pressing decision because, as a senior, he faced the completion of his college eligibility.
By returning, Febres gives the Longhorns a potential starter, or a superior guard off the bench, depending upon which players return next season.
Two other seniors — Matt Coleman III and Jericho Sims — have not given an indication as to whether they will use their additional year of eligibility.
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