The Texas Longhorns men’s basketball team signed a pair of Top 50 players for their Class of 2024 during the early signing period, which ends this week.
The players, guard Cam Scott and forward Nicolas Codie, are both four-star players that should bring impressive talent to the Longhorns when they join the program next season.
At the moment, it is ranked a Top 10 class by some services.
Scott, who is 6-foot-5, is coming off a junior season in which he averaged 19.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game while leading Lexington to a 20-7 record and a trip to the Class 5A state semifinals.
Scott was named the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year following his junior season. He earned co-MVP honors in June at the Pangos All-American Camp in Las Vegas after averaging 24.6 points per game while hitting 57-percent from 3-point range.
Codie, who is 6-foot-8, is considered the top-ranked player in Texas and averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game as a junior while leading Newman Smith to a 22-8 record and the District 9-5A championship.
The Longhorns are preparing to make the move to the SEC next July, so these signings won’t play in the Big 12. Texas, along with Oklahoma, will play in the SEC next season.
The Big 12 picked up four new members this season — BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. Next July, four Pac-12 schools will join the Big 12 — Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah. That will give the Big 12 16 teams.