Texas basketball’s two biggest holes on the roster ahead of 2022

Although the college basketball season is still a ways away, it seems that the Longhorns are really struggling to finish their roster construction for year two under Chris Beard.

While they are close to have a complete roster in terms of numbers, they are not close to having a roster that addresses all of their weaknesses from this past season.

As we saw during their second round loss to Purdue in the most recent March Madness tournament, and practically all season, the Longhorns struggled with guarding bigger players and shooting from beyond the arc.

They will likely be looking to the transfer portal to fill the remaining roster spots, but even with their strong No. 6 recruiting class and players like Marcus Carr and Timmy Allen returning, this team still might have the same issues in 2022.

Beard is recruiting players that best fit his system, which is important, but it seems that Texas has missed out on a couple opportunities to land players that can fit the system while also addressing a need.

Let’s take a look at the two biggest holes currently on the roster starting with someone who can consistently drill a three ball.

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Three Point Shooting

This past season, the Longhorns struggled mightily with shooting beyond the arc. They ranked No. 228 in terms of three point percentage, and while five-star guard Arterio Morris and four-star Rowan Brumbaugh are incoming can both shoot it a little, there were proven three point shooters available in the portal.

Based on reports, they have been in the mix for Iowa State guard Tyrese Hunter who was the Big 12 freshman of the year and plays great defense, which would help make up for the loss of Courtney Ramey, but Hunter struggled with his shooting. He made his threes at 27% clip, which will not help the Longhorns’ spacing or scoring efforts.

Beard and the Longhorns need to pursue a player like Missouri State transfer Isiaih Mosley who shot 42% from three on nearly five attempts a game. He also showed the…

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