The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team began assembling talent for its 2023-24 team as the NCAA’s early-signing period opened on Wednesday.
The Longhorns, led by coach Chris Beard, is coming off a 2021-22 in which it reached the NCAA Tournament and won a first-round game for the first time since the Rick Barnes era. The Longhorns lost in the second round but pulled a top-notch recruiting class for 2022 and pulled several transfers, including Iowa State guard Tyrese Hunter.
Before the signing period, the Longhorns had just one commitment, but it was a big one. Duncanville (Texas) forward Ron Holland committed to Texas on Saturday. Holland was ranked No. 10 in the country by 247Sports.com and considered the state of Texas’ No. 1 recruit.
Texas’ 2023 recruiting class is below. Players who confirmed as signed are noted below. The list below also includes the Longhorns’ season-opening roster.
The early-signing window closes on Nov. 16.
Texas Basketball 2023 Recruiting Class
No. 8 Class in Big 12, No. 51 overall (247Sports.com as of Nov. 7)
PF Ron Holland, 6-8, Duncanville (Duncanville, TX) — 10/3/1 – Signed
Note: Slash rankings are national/position/state per 247Sports.com
*-Eight-highest ranked Texas signee ever in 247Sports.com rankings era
2022-23 Season-Opening Roster
F Timmy Allen (6-6, Sr.), F Dylan Disu (6-9, Sr.), G Arterio Morris (6-3, Fr.), G Rowan Brumbaugh (6-4, Fr.), G Tyrese Hunter (6-0, So.), G Marcus Carr (6-2, Sr.), G Sir’Jabari Rice (6-4, Sr.), F Cole Bott (6-6, r-Fr.), G Gavin Perryman (6-1, r-Fr.), F Alex Anamekwe (6-5, Fr.), F Preston Clark (6-6, Fr.), F Dillon Mitchell (6-8, Fr.), F Brock Cunningham (6-6, Sr.), F Christian Bishop (6-7, Sr.).
Player in Bold: Notes a player who is a senior and may be out of eligibility after this season, depending on whether they have a COVID-19 waiver.
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