When a team gets knocked out in its NCAA Tournament opener as a No. 11 seed and loses its leading scorer to the NBA, it’s not usually a sign that they’re in for a big year in the immediate future.
For the Texas Longhorns, however, a sensational recruiting class and a strong crop of returning players will make 2012-13 a season to watch, regardless of any omens from last year.
One of the biggest reasons Rick Barnes’ squad will be a factor on the national stage is the return of outstanding point guard Myck Kabongo. After an impressive freshman campaign, he’ll get a chance to lead a team on the rise in a battle for the top of the Big 12 standings.
Read on for more on Kabongo and nine more reasons Texas should be on every college hoops fan’s radar for next season.