http://www.bevoball.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/barnespress.jpgThis Texas team seems to be going nowhere. Their 13-9 record has them 9th in the Big XII. They are o’fer against ranked teams and have no quality wins. The problem started the end of last season when three players jumped to the NBA, leaving the team to rebuild one more time.
I can sure argue two of the three players leaving early made big mistakes. Jordan Hamilton, drafted late in the first round by the Mavericks and shipped to Denver is very little. He is averaging 2 points a game on 25% shooting. He is a sure candidate for the D League and will probably be out of the league in a few years.
Corey Joseph was drafted late by San Antonio and is doing nothing. He has been shipped to the Spurs D League after averaging 1.7 points in 7 minutes on 37% shoooting. His future is about as dire as Hamilton’s.
Both these players should be on the current team but got bad advice and even though they were drafted in the first round, they have done nothing to show they have an NBA game.
This current Longhorn team is getting better. Earlier in the year they were routinely losing to ranked team by double digits. Their last three games against Baylor(#6), Mizzou(#9) and Kansas(#7) were by a total of 9 points. The problem is getting better is not enough.
With two ranked teams on their schedule and knowing the NCAA selection looks at late wins a lot more than early losses, there is still time. They play #6 Baylor at home on Feb 20th and end the season at Kansas in March. We need to win those two games and play well in the Big XII tournament to have a chance? Texas may have to win out?
The NIT should not be an option! Hook Em!