Dylan Disu should be able to participate in Texas basketball activities in ‘a few weeks,’ as reported by CBSSports.com’s Jon Rothstein.
Rothstein, who also works for CollegeHoopsToday.com, noted that the report came via a conversation with Texas head coach Chris Beard. Disu’s season ended in late February due to a knee injury.
Disu is one of several players who transferred to Texas after the coaching change that led former Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard back to his alma mater. He replaced Shaka Smart, who left Texas for Marquette after the Longhorns’ first-round NCAA Tournament loss to Abilene Christian.
The former Vanderbilt forward spent two seasons with the Commodores. He made a huge jump last season, averaging 15 points and 9.2 rebounds for Vanderbilt. He doubled his scoring average and pushed his rebounding average from 5.7 per game the previous season.
Disu is seen as a big piece of the puzzle as the Longhorns seek to rebuild their frontcourt next season. Texas lost all three notable pieces of its frontcourt to the NBA — Kai Jones, Greg Brown and Jericho Sims. All three were drafted in July.
Disu, along with former Utah forward Timmy Allen, former Creighton forward Christian Bishop and UMass forward Tre Mitchell are seen as the potential rotation up front when the season begins. All four players averaged double figures in scoring last year.
They join one of the most experienced backcourts in the Big 12, as both Andrew Jones and Courtney Ramey are back for next season. Ramey, a Third-Team All-Big 12 selection, flirted with the NBA before deciding to return for another season. Jones was an All-Big 12 Second Team selection last season. The Longhorns also return Jase Febres, their first guard off the bench last season.
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