According to a report from Sunday evening, Texas is planning to offer the head basketball coaching job to current interim coach Rodney Terry.
Terry took over the reins of the Longhorns program in January after head coach Chris Beard was fired. Since, Terry led Texas to the Elite Eight and also won its second-ever Big 12 Tournament championship.
Five-star Texas signee Ron Holland spoke to media while at the McDonald’s All-American festities and backed his support for Terry.
“I’m really excited about that,” Holland said of Terry being offered the job. “Just knowing how hard he had those guys playing and he really deserves that job. Just to see him reach that goal and for them to give him the opportunity to continue to coach that team, it’s a really good feeling for me because I get to stay committed to that team. Me and AJ Johnson. We get to go try get us a national championship next year.”
Holland is Texas’ highest-rated signee in the 2023 class, according to On3 Industry Rankings, coming in as the No. 7 overall prospect in the nation. The 6-foot-8 forward from Dallas (Texas) Duncanville committed and signed to the Longhorns in November of last year.
Texas also has signed five-star point guard AJ Johnson, the No. 16 overall prospect.
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“It is the motor for Holland; that is what you notice first. He has good positional size, but it is how hard he plays – on both ends – that gets people talking. Holland has performed at the highest levels, with Team USA, on Nike’s EYBL circuit, and at Duncanville High. Coming into his junior season, the question mark was the skill set; he has shown some improvement. While the jump shot is still below average, he can use the dribble to get downhill, and he’s developed confidence in his pull-up jumper. Holland is great in transition; he plays above the rim and has the upside to be an excellent defender – both on and off the ball. Production and winning that is what he has done for a while.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw