Despite a rocky start to the 2011-12 season, Texas’ push to make the NCAA Tournament showed that the Longhorns have plenty to build on. This summer, though, is the time for their talented core of returning players to raise their games and make good on the promise they’ve already shown.
One of last year’s standout freshmen who especially needs a strong offseason is forward Jonathan Holmes. Already a terrific rebounder, the 6’7” Holmes needs to show that he can be more effective away from the rim if he wants to compete for playing time with the Longhorns’ crop of gargantuan recruits.
Read on for more on Holmes and the other returning Longhorns, roughly ordered by how important they ought to be to Texas’ success in 2012-13.