04 Aug

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Texas Basketball Gets First Commit from 2014 Recruiting Class

Jordan Barnett Longhorns

Jordan Barnett, #33, is a four-star prospect who ranks as the top player from Missouri in his class.
Photo Credit: Chris Lee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Texas Longhorns have their first commitment from the 2014 recruiting class. Longhorn nation, meet Jordan Barnett.

Barnett is a 6’7”, 180 lbs small forward from Christian Brothers College in St. Louis.

According to SB Nation, Barnett is a consensus four-star prospect who ranks as the top player from Missouri in his class. Barnett also ranks 106th nationally and 28th among small forwards.

This is how SB National describes Barnett’s very desirable skill set:

“A long, lean athlete who needs to add some weight to maintain position in the college game, especially on the defensive glass, he can elevate easily in transition to finish plays with dunks and even shows some open-court ball-handling ability for his AAU team, though the general perception is that he needs to tighten up his handles. His jumpshot looks pure from his highlights, though he doesn't have an ideal high release point. Fortunately, his size should allow him to get it off against college defenders.”

Barnett also received offers from Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State and Kansas State, as well as from Stanford, Michigan State and Florida.

It’s been a rough year for Longhorn basketball, let’s hope this gets the ball rolling.

 

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