The Texas basketball program is going to be one to watch during the 2017-18 season.
On Thursday morning, top five recruit Mo Bamba announced he has decided to join Shaka Smart’s program this year, making the Longhorns one of the most promising teams in the Big 12.
Bamba, a center who stands 7-foot-1, announced his decision in an article for The Players’ Tribune.
“I’ve decided to attend the University of Texas. I will be heading there in early June to get to work,” Bamba wrote.
Bamba is the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation for the Class of 2017 and the top player in the state of New York. The Westtown School standout chose the Longhorns over programs like Kentucky and Duke.
To add to Texas’ big day, reports also indicate Andrew Jones will be returning to school for his sophomore season.
It’s a good day to be a Texas basketball fan.