Texas lands commitment from Oregon State transfer guard Jordan Pope

Joe Cookby:Joe Cook04/24/24


The picture for the 2024-25 Texas Longhorns is becoming clearer by the day, and that picture now includes the point guard position. Oregon State transfer Jordan Pope committed to Texas according to On3’s Joe Tipton, choosing the Longhorns over Texas A&M after visiting both schools.

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Pope has played in 64 career games for the Beavers. Last season, Pope started 32 games and averaged 36 minutes per contest. He averaged 17.6 points and 3.4 assists to 2.3 turnovers. He shot 45 percent from the field, 37 percent from three, and 88 percent from the free throw line.

Pope is ranked as the No. 36 player in the transfer portal according to the On3 Industry Ranking, a proprietary algorithm that compiles ratings and rankings from all four primary recruiting media services.

On3 also ranks him as the No. 84 portal prospect.

Pope is the fourth addition from the transfer portal for the Longhorns joining Julian Larry, Jayson Kent, and Tramon Mark.

To keep up with the latest players on the move, check out On3’s Transfer Portal wire

The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.

The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.

Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.

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The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.

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