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Texas adds riser Jericho Sims to youth movement

Jericho Sims (adidas)
Jericho Sims (adidas)

After a weekend official visit to Texas, Cristo Rey Jesuit (MN) post Jericho Sims verbally committed to Texas. Sims is considered a top 100 player by many sources, and picked the Longhorns over Minnesota (where his father played) and other high-majors.

At 6′-9″, Sims has plenty of room to add to his frame without losing the athleticism that has drawn attention to his game. He was recently offered by Kansas, but Texas was able to strike first and gain Sims’ pledge.

Sims joins in-state forward Royce Hamm in a solid duo committed to Texas at this point. Sims and Hamm could join a talented contingent in the paint with two top 50 prospects from the 2016 class when they hit campus in 2017, as Jarrett Allen and James Banks are current freshmen.

Head coach Shaka Smart’s contract was recently extended and it’s easy to see why as he continues to bring in top 100 talent and mold the roster into a group capable of playing the style he has pushed thus far in his career.

Texas Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsEric Davis (So)Eric Davis (Jr)Eric Davis (Sr)Jacob Young (Sr)
Jacob Young (Fr)Jacob Young (So)Jacob Young (Jr)
WingsDamarcus Croaker (Sr)Jordan Barnett (Sr)Kerwin Roach (Sr)Andrew Jones (Sr)
Kendal Yancy (Sr)Tevin Mack (Jr)Tevin Mack (Sr)
Jordan Barnett (Jr)Andrew Jones (So)Andrew Jones (Jr)
Kerwin Roach (So)
Tevin Mack (So)
Andrew Jones (Fr)
PostsShaquille Cleare (Sr)James Banks (So)James Banks (Jr)James Banks (Sr)
James Banks (Fr)Jarrett Allen (So)Jarrett Allen (Jr)Jarrett Allen (Sr)
Jarrett Allen (Fr)Royce Hamm (Fr)Royce Hamm (So)Royce Hamm (Jr)
Jericho Sims (Fr)Jericho Sims (So)Jericho Sims (Jr)

About K.J. Hassenstab

K.J. Hassenstab is the publisher of the College Basketball Newcomers Guide book and Hoopniks.com. He founded Hoopniks.com in 2009, and has contributed to SlamOnline, Dime Magazine's HighSchoolHoop.com, and NBCSports.com, along with other publications in the past. Hassenstab has covered grassroots, high school and basketball recruiting for over a decade. Follow on Twitter, @Hoopniks.

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