Report: Texas forward Kadin Shedrick will return to Longhorns in 2024-25

Alex Weberby:Alex Weber04/13/24

Texas men’s basketball received some good news on Saturday when college hoops insider Jon Rothstein reported that big man Kadin Shedrick would use his additional year of eligibility and return to Texas for the 2024-25 season.

Here Rothstein with the news, which he posted to Twitter:

“Source: Kadin Shedrick is returning to Texas next season and will use his additional year of eligibility.”

Shedrick redshirted one season at Virginia and then played three before transferring to Texas for this past season. Now, he’ll play a second at Texas, his fifth overall, in his sixth total season at the college level.

At Virginia, Shedrick predictably developed into a strong defensive post presence and even blocked a hair less than two shots per game during one year with the Cavaliers. However, his best scoring season did come in 2023-24 once he had transferred over to the Longhorns.

Shedrick averaged 7.7 points per game in just over 17 minutes a night for Rodney Terry’s first official Texas squad. He also averaged 2.5 blocks per 40 minutes and remained a solid rim protector at Texas.

Shedrick’s re-addition is a big one for Terry and the Texas front-court, which says goodbye to Dylan Disu this offseason and could also see Dillon Mitchell depart for the NBA Draft, leaving Shedrick as the only member who played a major role.

Now, the ‘Horns do have Ze’Rik Onyema, who played sparingly in his first year after coming over from UTEP, and he appears to have at least one and maybe two more years of eligibility remaining with plenty of opportunity available alongside Shedrick at the moment.

Elsewhere, Texas has guards Tyrese Hunter and Chendall Weaver they’ll hope to return. Weaver ought to be back but Hunter could give the pros a try. If not, he and Shedrick could be stars of next year’s team, and Mitchell could really give Terry a nice base if he was to return, because he’s already got a nice rookie class coming in, highlighted by five-star top-10 shooting guard Tre Johnson.

So there are plenty of pieces for the Longhorns, but Terry and co. will still need to hit the transfer portal themselves to fill out the roster, especially down low. Shedrick’s pledge to return makes that much less of a concern now, but the portal could provide even more depth.