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Today is a very big day for us.

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This photo is a different angle of the Kerwin Roach dunk featured on our cover.
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Smart Texas Basketball 2016, the essential guide to the 2016-2017 basketball season for Texas Longhorns fans, is now available. We are excited to be able to share it with you. Go ahead and order it now (if you haven’t already pre-ordered) on Amazon and iTunes.

When Jonny Brashear (otherwise known as Bitterwhiteguy, our friend at Barking Carnival) and I started this project back in June, our goal was to write something that we would want to read. I feel pretty good about the book. I would read it.

Some features of the book:

  • A detailed look at the Texas offense and defense, including how we see coach Shaka Smart’s strategies playing out with the players on the roster. These are very worthwhile chapters — some of the best basketball analysis work that we have done.
  • Our take on every player on the roster.
  • A preview of Texas’ schedule including a deep look at the Big 12 Conference.
  • An update on recruiting, along with profiles of the players Shaka Smart and his staff are pursuing for the fall of 2017.
  • Footnotes.
  • Original artwork.

The best part; the book is only $4.99 and 44,000 words long. At this length it is the equivalent of 30 of Jonny’s articles at Barking Carnival, or alternatively the equivalent of about 15 to 20 of mine. But with way less math than mine, and hopefully every bit as funny as what Jonny writes.

Not convinced yet? Check out some short excerpts from the book:

  • Our look at Kerwin Roach.
  • Some words on James Banks.
  • A portion of Jonny’s deep dive into the Texas full-court press. (That Shaka Smart coaching clinic he randomly attended a few years ago came in handy. That was some high-quality planning.)

I don’t normally do the hard sell, but this is not the time for a subtle pitch. What’s it going to take to get you into this 1984 Toyota Tercel? Buy this book. If you have a passing interest in Texas basketball and want to latch on to what will be a very fun team this year (coming out of a tough football season) then this book will help get you started. If you are an obsessive Texas hoops fan, you have probably already pre-ordered. But just in case you have not:

Amazon link

iTunes link

We thank you for the privilege of writing for you. We like our book and we think you will like it, too.