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Texas men’s basketball welcomes 2021 signees

Keeyan Itejere, David Joplin, Emarion Ellis, oh my

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The Texas Longhorns’ basketball outing was cut short last season. That’s due to the COVID-19 pandemic that, ever since, has engulfed the nation. But a new year brings a new season.

And a new season brings new recruits, including wunderkind Greg Brown III.

Texas men’s basketball officially announced several more future Longhorns today.

First up, Keeyan Itejere, a six-foot-nine, 190-pound power forward out of Grace Christian School in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to MaxPreps, Itejere was the No. 124 ranked player in his home state leading up to his signing. He committed to Texas in June.

David Joplin, a six-foot-seven, 215-pound forward out of Brookfield Central in Wisconsin, also signed with the Longhorns today. Per 247Sports’ composite rankings, he was the No. 4 player in Wisconsin and was also ranked just outside of the top 100 nationally last year.

And last but not least, the Longhorns also welcomed Emarion Ellis to the Forty Acres family. Ellis is a six-foot-five, 175-pound guard out of Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa. He was also ranked the No. 2 player in Iowa, according to 247Sports composite rankings.