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Texas Longhorns F Jordan Barnett intends to transfer

A lack of playing time made this decision relatively unsurprising.

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns sophomore forward Jordan Barnett intends to transfer from the program, according to the university.

The news broke on Tuesday evening and comes after the 6'6, 205-pounder failed to crack the rotation despite the injury to senior center Cameron Ridley. The hire of head coach Shaka Smart had the potential to provide a big opportunity for Barnett, but when highly-regarded swing man Tevin Mack signed with the Horns last spring and then passed Barnett for playing time, the decision became rather expected.

The Missouri native was a consensus four-star prospect and top-100 prospect by ESPN out of high school. However, playing time never materialized as a freshman under former head coach Rick Barnes, as Barnett averaged less than 10 minutes per contest and didn't see game action late in Big 12 conference play, scoring only 40 points on the season.

With the addition of Mack, Barnett appeared in only four games this season, scoring 13 points against UTSA in an efficient performance. It was his last game action with the Longhorns.

Best of luck to Barnett at his next stop -- it's hard to begrudge a player the opportunity to play the game they love.