Texas will hold their yearly Elite Camp on Thursday and Friday. While many players are still up in the air on attending, some top prospects are set to attend. California 2010 forward DeAndre Daniels is likely the top out of state prospect that will be attending.
The 6-7.5 combo forward has offers from UNLV, Rhode Island, USC and Washington with heavy interest from Texas and others.
Joining Daniels in Austin will be 2011 commit Sheldon McClellan, 2012 combo forward Zach Peters, 2011 Cedar Hill power forward Thomas Gipson, 2011 La Marque combo guard Julien Lewis and 2012 Hightower wing Winston Sheppard among many others.
Sheppard’s parents played at Texas. Sheppard is a 6-7 forward that logged minutes on Hightower’s varsity as a freshman.
Among those not attending because of the June 17-21 NBAP Camp are commits Tristan Thompson, Daniel Bejarano and Myck Kabongo as well as 2010 guard Cory Joseph, 2010 wing Roscoe Smith, 2010 power forward James Johnson, 2011 Dallas Lincoln combo forward La’Bryan Nash and 2011 wing Wayne Blackshear.
The state’s top 2012 prospect, Iasiah Austin will not be able to attend as he has been in Utah since the end of school.
Many people are wondering about how the scholarship situation will work, but as we have been saying, we expect things to work out no matter if James had returned or not. That has not changed.
As far as the 2010 class, expectations are for a three or four man class depending on filling needs. Texas will have to sign big men in the next two classes to replace the eventual losses of Dexter Pittman, Gary Johnson, Clint Chapman and Matt Hill.