The Texas Longhorns have landed junior forward Christian Bishop from the Creighton Bluejays. Chris Beard has managed to land yet another talented transfer to bolster his first year as Head Coach of the Longhorn’s program. Bishop joins Utah transfer Timmy Allen and Kentucky transfer Devin Askew on a roster that looks like it could be poised to compete for a National Championship. Beard is also keeping senior guard Andrew Jones for his extra year of COVID-19 eligibility.
• Finalize arguably the best coaching staff in the country
• Get commitments from Timmy Allen (Utah), Devin Askew (Kentucky) and Christian Bishop (Creighton)
• Andrew Jones and Jase Febres decide to return for another season
Decent week for Chris Beard and Texas. https://t.co/Om6bBPK6nn
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 16, 2021
Bishop is a talented forward that can grab rebounds at a solid rate. His junior year had him average 11 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. He also shot 68.1 percent from the field and 25 percent from the three-point line. Bishop was expected to transfer to Kansas, but seemingly changed his mind and decided to play for Chris Beard. The forward has two years of eligibility left thanks to the COVID-19 rule passed last year. He brings more depth and experience to a roster already loaded with both of those things.
Chris Beard is making the most of his first year at his dream job and could seriously compete for a National Championship this year. It is unclear if Bishop will come in as a starter, but regardless he should get a healthy dose of minutes with the Longhorns. Texas is poised to begin the Chris Beard era the right way and seriously compete in the Big 12. Bishop should be a great addition that furthers the program’s goals heading into the future.