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Texas lands pledge from Vanderbilt PF transfer Dylan Disu

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Chris Beard and his staff continue to cash in on the transfer market with the addition of the former Vanderbilt standout. 

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As Chris Beard and his staff continue to rebuild the roster, yet another transfer is headed to the Forth Acres with former Vanderbilt Commodores forward Dylan Disu announcing his pledge to the Texas Longhorns.

This was a transfer that happened quickly after the Pflugerville product entered the transfer portal on Wednesday.

Fairly modestly recruited and ranked out of Hendrickson, Disu was ranked as the No. 132 prospect nationally in the 2019 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, and he’s already overachieved with a big leap from his freshman to his sophomore season.

During the 2020-21 season, Disu averaged 15.0 points per game with 9.2 rebounds per game. He was a strong rebounder on both ends and a decent shot blocker, but his ability to hit 36.9 percent from three-point range makes him extremely appealing with some spacing questions arising with the current roster construction. Disu also shoots well from the free-throw line at 73.6 percent.

Disu played just 17 games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in late February, but he finished with six double doubles bolstered by 46 points and 31 boards in his final two appearances. At the time he was injured, Disu led the SEC in rebounding and defensive rebounding. He was also a member of the conference’s academic honor roll.

Disu joins former Kentucky guard Devin Askew, former Utah forward Timmy Allen, and former Creighton forward Christian Bishop to become the fourth transfer addition for the Horns this offseason.

With complete uncertainly around the paint at this point as the Longhorns await decisions from Jericho Sims and Greg Brown III, Disu’s decision to become a Longhorn is certainly welcomed news for Beard and his staff as Texas rebuilds what’s shaping up to be a notable 2021-22 roster.