close
close

Texas Longhorns Basketball contacts Sacramento State transfer Duncan Powell

AUSTIN – The Texas Longhorns are reportedly targeting their potential sixth offseason transfer.

According to reports from Tobias Bass of The Athletic, Texas is one of at least six teams that have contacted Sacramento State transfer forward Duncan Powell, who is from Dallas.

Powell, who stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 230 pounds, played the first two years of his college career at North Carolina A&T. He was also reportedly contacted by Kansas, NC State, West Virginia, Florida State and Virginia Tech.

He started 23 of 29 games last season, averaging 12.1 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists on 49.2 percent shooting. Powell reached double figures in all but eight games last season, posting three 20-point performances. He also posted five double-doubles and even recorded a triple-double (13 points, 15 rebounds, 10 assists) in a 100-45 win over Bethesda in December.

The Longhorns have already received transfer commitments and signatures from Jordan Pope of Oregon State, Tramon Mark of Arkansas, and Julian Larry and Jayson Kent of Indiana State. The most recent transfer from Texas was former Vanderbilt winger and San Marcos native Malik Presley, who joined the Horns in late April.

Texas has some impressive talent at the guard and wing positions, as the Longhorns already have Chendall Weaver and five-star freshman Tre Johnson in the backcourt, among other transfers. However, coach Rodney Terry and his staff have yet to add a true frontcourt presence through the portal this offseason, a void that Powell could potentially fill.

The Longhorns begin the regular season on Monday, November 4, in the Hall of Fame Series against the Ohio State Buckeyes in Las Vegas.