Myck Kabongo’s decision to stay in Austin for his sophomore year—along with a superlative recruiting class—immediately made Texas a contender for 2012-13. However, Kabongo and center Cameron Ridley (ESPNU’s No. 8 recruit in the nation) are far from the only factors that will determine where the Longhorns finish next season.
One of the less-heralded players who will need to step up next year is Kabongo’s backcourt mate (and classmate), Julien Lewis. Lewis has the potential to be a key scorer on a team that needs perimeter weapons…provided that he can pick up his accuracy after a scattershot freshman campaign.
Here is a closer look at Lewis and four more crucial Longhorns who aren’t getting their fair share of the offseason spotlight, but who will have a lot to say about Texas’ prospects in 2012-13.