Former four-star power forward Jericho Sims committed to the Texas Longhorns nearly a year ago, and the freshman has now made the permanent journey all the way from his home town of Minneapolis, Minnesota to Austin.
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Like many of his teammates, Sims has been playing basketball his entire life after being introduced to the game by his brothers at a young age.
“Everybody in my family, pretty much, has played ball,” he says. “I fell in love with the game of basketball probably in fourth grade, when me and my team back home won the national championship. Before that I was thinking about quitting.”
Sims wears No. 20, because it was the number his father won. He felt Texas was right for him because of the connection he made with the coaches and the “brotherly bond” created by the staff. So far he’s enjoyed being on campus, getting used to the place and getting used to what’s going to be expected of him as a player.
“I think basketball is a unique sport,” he says. “It’s kind of like an art form when you’re dribbling the ball out there.”