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Texas Guard Arterio Morris to Enter Transfer Portal: Report

Texas interim basketball coach Rodney Terry.

Another member of the Texas Longhorns backcourt is entering the transfer portal. Arterio Morris has elected to do so, according to a report by On3’s Joe Tipton.

This is just days after Rowan Brumbaugh chose to do so. But this time, it’s a player who impacted things on the court during the 2022-23 season, as opposed to Brumbaugh, who redshirted.

Morris contributed with 4.6 points per game, while adding 1.4 rebounds per contest. He averaged 11.7 minutes per game and shot it 41.1% from the field while appearing in all 38 contests.

 

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard was a McDonald’s All-American and the No. 17 overall prospect in the 2022 class, per the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.

“Morris is an elite point guard prospect who is a raw talent that has the upside to potentially be the best player from the 2022 class,” wrote 247Sports Recruiting Analyst Brandon Jenkins on him coming out of high school. “Morris has pop to his game and is elusive with his handle when breaking down defenders. His short-area quickness and burst coupled with his shiftiness grant him the ability to get where ever he pleases in the half-court game. He is at his best when playing downhill where he is an instinctual player when finishing creatively at the rim. Thanks to his length, quickness, and size, Morris can also be leaned upon as a multi-positional defender.

“As he learns to play with a consistent killer instinct and polishes his overall game; mainly his jumper and decision-making, Morris could potentially take off and be mentioned in the conversation for the best lead guard in the class.”

Now all attention turns to where Morris’ next step will be. But it appears that will not be in Austin under new head coach Rodney Terry’s crew moving forward.

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