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Texas Lands 2017 C Mohamed Bamba

05/18/2017, 12:45pm EDT
By Phenom Hoop Report/ Patrick O'Brien

Texas has landed their biggest recruit under head coach Shaka Smart, as 7-foot-0, 225-pound Mohamed Bamba announced that he would be heading to the Longhorns on Thursday morning.


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Texas has landed their biggest recruit under head coach Shaka Smart, as 7-foot-0, 225-pound Mohamed Bamba announced that he would be heading to the Longhorns on Thursday morning.

Bamba is the fifth commitment for Texas in 2017, now joining Matt Coleman, Jase Febres, Jericho Sims, and Royce Hamm.

“When all was said and done, one school filled my decision jar the best,” he said on The Players’ Tribune.

“I’ve decided to attend the University of Texas. I will be heading there in early June to get to work.”

He is ranked as one of the top prospects in the country, as several outlets have Bamba ranked in the Top-5 for his recruiting class.

The relationship with the coaching staff, along with academics, and the people of Texas were some of the main factors that ultimately went into his decision in choosing the Longhorns.

Texas has had success with bigs but hasn’t had the talent at the center position since Myles Turner, who was part of the 2014 recruiting class.

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