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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas alum Avery Bradley won’t join Lakers in Orlando over virus concerns

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Plus: Vince Young retroactively turned down the 2005 Heisman

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Former Longhorn Avery Bradley won’t join the rest of the NBA in Orlando, ESPN reports.

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.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Never one to back away from a fight, Cat Osterman, teammates take a big stand

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Texas continues its search for wide receivers in the 2021 recruiting class

Sports Illustrated: Get to know latest Texas basketball 2021 commit Keeyan Itejere

247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: Bush confirms VY turned down Heisman

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas CB Anthony Cook keeps word, reportedly plans to depart program

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: Let us praise the humble Clothes Chair

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SBNation: Ever towards the almighty dollar the NBA marches

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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.”