‘These guys never stop working’: Texas’ seniors leave their mark

Matthew Caldwell and Payne Williams

Marcus Carr (G)

In his two seasons at Texas, graduate student Marcus Carr has proven himself as one of the program’s top performers. Carr, along with Timmy Allen, is one of four Longhorns to reach the 2,000 point mark, helping make Texas the country’s only team that has two players with more than 2,000 points during their collegiate careers. The guard lit up the scoreboard this season, including a 41-point performance earlier this season which featured eight 3-pointers in the first half. The point total ranks eighth all-time for a single game and helped Carr on his way to earning First-Team All-Big 12 honors this season.

Dylan Disu (F)

Senior Dylan Disu had an up-and-down career in his two seasons at Texas. The Pflugerville product transferred from Vanderbilt to join former Texas head coach Chris Beard in Austin. Disu was coming off of a significant knee injury and his play showed it his first year. However, he eventually returned to the elite production he had while at Vanderbilt. Disu has started every game he’s played in this season, averaging 7.6 points per game while registering a field goal percentage of 57.7%, the second highest on the team. Out of all the players listed, Disu is the only one with a remaining year of eligibility, so he could return for another year if he wants to.

Sir’Jabari Rice (G)

Graduate student Sir’Jabari Rice has been everything Texas could’ve asked for. The Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year came in and worked his tail off while buying into the culture. Rice averages 12.6 points per game and shoots a team-high 38% from the 3-point line. The transfer from New Mexico State has bought into his role and never complained about coming off the bench. Without Rice’s hard work and dedication on both ends of the floor, as well as his signature shot fake, who knows where the Longhorns would be?

Christian Bishop (F)

In senior Christian Bishop’s two seasons as a Longhorn, he has served as someone who can come in and bring energy to the team. Although his role has diminished slightly this season, Bishop still averages 6.2 points per game on 53% shooting. The Creighton transfer is arguably one of Texas’ better defenders as well. The box score may not show it, but Bishop is a presence down low and he has a big effect on the rest of the game.

Timmy Allen (F) 

Senior Timmy Allen reached 2,000 career points this season, joining Carr as one of Texas’ highest scoring players ever. Allen, who has excelled in mid-range shooting this season, has proven his ability to score from nearly all parts of the court. The forward has been a consistent offensive weapon for the Longhorns since he transferred from Utah ahead of the 2021 season, leading Texas in scoring last year and finishing this regular season as the team’s third-leading scorer.