UT’s Smart, Aston, Garrido land signing-day hauls
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AUSTIN — Even from China, Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart made sure the signatures came through.
Smart, out of the country preparing for Friday’s season opener against Washington in Shanghai, announced the signings of two national Top-100 prospects Wednesday. James Banks of Decatur, Georgia, and Jacob Young of Houston Yates both will join the Longhorns next season.
Banks, a 6-foot-10, 235-pound center who will play this season at La Lumiere High School in Indiana, is ranked as the country’s No. 45 recruit by Scout and No. 56 by ESPN. Young, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard, is ranked No. 85 by Scout and No. 91 by Rivals.
Also on Wednesday, UT women’s coach Karen Aston signed a four-member class highlighted by 6-foot-3 guard/forward Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill. Holmes is the nation’s No. 2 overall recruit, according to ESPN.
UT baseball coach Augie Garrido announced the signings of 12 players, including Louisiana infielder Ryan Reynolds, the son of former UT pitcher and majo
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