The Chris Beard era with the Texas Longhorns has begun with a massive splash. Texas has landed both Kentucky Wildcat’s transfer Devin Askew and Utah Utes’ transfer Timmy Allen. Upperclassman guard Andrew Jones also announced that he would be using his extra COVID-19 year of eligibility to return to Texas. Askew and Allen should both be immediately eligible and that should make Texas an immediate NCAA Championship contender.
Utah transfer Timmy Allen has committed to Texas. Was one of the best transfers in the portal. First-team All-Pac-12, averaged 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
Earlier today, Chris Beard landed Kentucky transfer Devin Askew and got Andrew Jones back for another year.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) April 14, 2021
These moves by themselves would all be massive announcements for Chris Beard and the Texas Longhorns. Jones averaged 14.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game last year while shooting 40.4 percent from the field and 33.8 percent from three. Askew averaged 6.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in his first year while shooting 34.5 percent from the field. The freshman spent his first year at Kentucky and really needed a change of scenery after not quite living up to the early hype of his recruitment.
Timmy Allen is the biggest addition to the Longhorns roster for next year. The former Utah Utes junior averaged 17.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game this past season. He shot 46.5 percent from the field and 26.8 percent from the three-point line. These are all massive additions for the Texas Longhorns and this should easily make them a team to beat in the NCAA. There are still some final adjustments to be made but things are looking up for the program. Chris Beard might just turn the Texas Longhorns into a basketball school before he’s done with the program.