Longhorns to hold open tryout


Texas basketball will hold walk-on tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Cooley Pavilion. The tryouts are scheduled for 7 a.m. and all players must be full-time students. 

In order to try out, players must pick up and submit paperwork at the Men’s Basketball office on the seventh floor in the north end zone of Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. 

In addition to the necessary paperwork from the basketball office, players must submit a completed physical, health insurance card and sickle-cell test result before stepping on the court.

The Longhorns went 20–13 in 2015-16 in head coach Shaka Smart’s first year leading the program. They notched upset wins over Oklahoma and North Carolina during the regular season, but fell to Northern Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 

Texas currently has two walk-on players on its roster, senior forward Ryan McClurg and junior guard Joe Schwartz.