Texas student tells 5-star recruit to not pick the Longhorns
Most students would do anything to get a blue chip prospect to commit to their school.
But one writer for the University of Texas student newspaper is being brutally honest about the state of the Longhorns’ basketball program.
Five-star recruit Myles Turner, of Euless, Texas, is still undecided where he will attend college. Texas is on his shortlist, along with traditional powers Kansas, Duke, and Kentucky.
Evan Berkowitz of "The Daily Texan" has a message for Turner: There are better places to play than Texas.
In his column, Berkowitz breaks down why Texas isn’t a good basketball school, which includes a lack of rowdy home atmosphere, lack of national attention, and that Longhorns coach Rick Barnes is nothing compared to Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski or Kansas’ Bill Self.
It’s no secret that Texas is a football school, and the 16,500-seat Frank Erwin Center rarely has a sellout for Longhorns’ basketball games.
But remember that NBA stars Kevin Durant and LaMarcus Aldridge were once Longhorns coached by Barnes.
After reading Berkowitz’s thoughts, Texas fans are outraged that one of their own would print that in their own newspaper.
— Dray Scott Ensor (@DrDrayMD) April 25, 2014
@Evan_Berkowitz If Turner doesn't choose Texas I'll be on the first flight out to Austin ready to give you the worst spanking of your life
— Nathan Schweid (@Nathanschweid) April 24, 2014
Evan Berkowitz should be expelled from UT.
— Andrew Korst (@andrew_korst) April 24, 2014
— Joshua_Wilson (@Joshua_Wilson) April 24, 2014