Former Longhorn Avery Bradley won’t join the rest of the NBA in Orlando, ESPN reports.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley has opted-out of playing in the NBA’s Orlando restart of the season, Bradley told ESPN on Tuesday night.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2020
Bradley cited health concerns for his family as his reasoning for opting out. As Sports Illustrated notes, he’ll lose roughly $650,000 in salary by not joining the team in July.
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas legend Vince Young turned down the opportunity to retroactively win the 2005 Heisman Trophy after USC Trojans running back Reggie Bush was stripped of the honor, Bleacher Report reports. Bush broke the news during the Pat McAfee show this week.
There was a story that they tried to give @ReggieBush's Heisman trophy to @VinceYoung10 and Vince refused #McAfeeAndHawk— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 23, 2020
"Vince showed me love that even some of the closest people to me didn't show" pic.twitter.com/3zTzIPWO8x
- Texas women’s basketball player Isabel Palmer has elected to enter the NCAA transfer portal, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “A 5-9 guard from Australia, Palmer was at Texas for only one season and has three years of eligibility remaining. Palmer came off the bench in 27 games this winter. She averaged 11.5 minutes, 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. In an 85-69 win over UTRGV on Nov. 20, Palmer scored a career-high 15 points and knocked down three 3-pointers.”
A Texas spokesperson has confirmed that Isabel Palmer has entered the transfer portal. A 5-9 guard from Australia, Palmer appeared in 27 games during her freshman year with the Longhorns. Averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/AXD8NntVqC— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) June 23, 2020
- Princeton Tigers men’s tennis player Payton Holden is joining the Longhorns next season, Sports Illustrated reports. From SI: “Holden was ranked by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) in doubles with partner Ryan Seggerman throughout this past season, spending six weeks in the top 10, peaking at No. 6 in February and finishing at No. 16. Holden led Princeton in doubles wins, finishing with a 26-8 overall record, including 15-3 in dual matches, as he and Seggerman defeated six ranked doubles teams. Holden went 4-4 in singles with a 4-0 record in dual matches.”
Welcome to the 40, Payton!— Texas Men's Tennis (@TexasMTN) June 22, 2020
An all-conference honoree from Princeton and an Austin native, Payton Holden will join the team as a graduate transfer for the 2020-21 season!