Two former Texas Longhorns were selected in the 2020 WNBA Draft late last week.
Forward Joyner Holmes, who averaged 13.1 points and 8.7 rebounds as a senior at Texas, was selected in the second round (19th overall) by the Seattle Storm. Later on in the night, senior point guard Sug Sutton, a two-time all-conference pick, joined her former teammate on the draft board, but not too soon, as Sutton was selected with the final pick on the night in the third round (36th overall) by the reigning champions, the Washington Mystic.
Ready to take the WNBA by Storm. @JoynerTooTall | #HookEm pic.twitter.com/bmydzjOdes— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 18, 2020
Embarking on a Mystic-al journey. @kaorie15 | #HookEm pic.twitter.com/u0LqkFemXk— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 19, 2020
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Seven players from the 2017 Fab 55 prepared for NFL Draft
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Collin Johnson remains confident in his abilities as the NFL Draft approaches
Austin American-Statesman: This week in NFL mock drafts: Who is right about Texas WR Devin Duvernay?
Austin American-Statesman: Recapping our Texas Ten: Joseph Ossai, Chali Collier were both breakout Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman: ‘Control what you can control’: Without a pro day, Texas’ Shackelford tries to catch the NFL’s attention
Dallas Morning News: Texas AD Chris Del Conte remains optimistic about start of college football season, fate of UT’s athletic programs
Dallas Morning News: Final predictions for Longhorns in 2020 NFL Draft: Will Texas claim a spot before the fourth round?
Sports Illustrated: Herman optimistic about 2020 football season
247Sports: The Stampede: How to pitch offensive prospects on Texas board
247Sports: Experienced, talented Texas secondary has room to grow
247Sports: Tremendous opportunity ahead of unproved Texas receiver group
USA Today: Mock Draft Monday: Texas Longhorns football
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- A few of newly hired Texas women’s basketball head coach Vic Schaefer’s former assistants during his time with the Mississippi State Bulldogs are heading to Austin, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Texas announced on Friday that Johnnie Harris, Dionnah Jackson-Durrett and Elena Lovato have been hired as Schaefer’s assistant coaches. All three women worked with Schaefer at Mississippi State. Earlier this month, Texas picked Schaefer to replace Karen Aston as the Longhorns’ leader. At Texas, Harris and Jackson-Durrett will retain their titles as associate head coaches. Lovato will also serve as the program’s recruiting coordinator.” As they say, don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
Welcome to the #TexasFamily, Associate Head Coach Johnnie Harris! @Humbleheart501 | #HookEm pic.twitter.com/cJPettvGLh— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 17, 2020
Welcome to the Forty Acres, Associate Head Coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett! @dee_d35| #HookEm pic.twitter.com/HX0bNNvaIs— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 17, 2020
Welcome to Texas, Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator Elena Lovato! @Lovato22 | #HookEm pic.twitter.com/4f9KJKMHe2— Texas Women's Basketball (@TexasWBB) April 17, 2020
- More on what Texas head coach Tom Herman said on the start of the 2020 college football season on the Austin American-Statesman’s On Second Thought podcast: “Let’s just, we’ll put it to you this way. We’re going to get football back as soon as the government tells us we can. So I’m confident that we’ll have some sort of 2020, 2021 maybe it’s a slash 2020-21 season. You know whether that’s push back a few weeks a few months. Whether that’s only a nine week conference only schedule that you start ASAP because you you don’t want the cold weather states having to play football again and in late November and December.”
LISTEN: On Second Thought Ep 177: Tom Herman: 'There will be football played' https://t.co/YxOIFFY4lR via @bevobeat— Kirk Bohls (@kbohls) April 19, 2020
- Flower Mound High School quarterback Garrett Nussmeier, a top-ranking pro-style quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class, announced last week that he plans to postpone his commitment decision. He was originally supposed to make an announcement on April 18. “Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be committing today,” Nussmeier wrote on Twitter. “I have no further date planned and will take it day by day.” He later told 247Sports that he wants to “finish my visits to get to see Miami, Texas and Texas A&M.”
Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be commiting today. I have no futher date planned and will take it day by day. Thank you, stay safe!— Garrett Nussmeier (@Garrettnuss13) April 18, 2020