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Breaking Hoops Recruiting News: Texas Lands Elite Sophomore

The Statesman is reporting that Texas has secured a commitment from the #5-ranked sophomore basketball player in the country - 6-8, 215 pound forward Tristan Thompson (St. Benedectine Prep, Newark, NJ)

Longhorn assistant coach Rodney Terry was the point man for the recruitment of Thompson, who is from Toronto.

"He’s a big Kevin Durant fan," said Ro Russell, Thompson’s AAU coach for the Grassroots Canada team. "And he was impressed by Rodney Terry and Rick Barnes."