Texas Basketball Twitter Reacts to Mohamed Bamba's Commitment

Texas Basketball Twitter Reacts to Mohamed Bamba's Commitment

Texas Basketball Twitter Reacts to Mohamed Bamba's Commitment

The nation's No. 2 player, big man Mohamed Bamba revealed Thursday morning that he's committed to the Longhorns.

In the commitment piece Bamba wrote for The Player's Tribune, he made note of the McCombs School of Business at Texas, as academics played a significant role in Bamba's decision as part of what he deemed 'Big Rocks'.

In his letter, the Harlem (New York) native said he bonded with Shaka Smart when he played under the Texas coach on Team USA (U18) last summer.

Bamba also cited the educational opportunities at Texas - even while he addresses the fact that he's expected to be a one-and-done college player - and the development he saw in his friend Jarrett Allen in Allen's one season at Texas before he declared for the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-11 Bamba signed with the Longhorns on Thursday, picking Texas over Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Harvard. Bamba will likely sign a financial aid agreement with Texas. "I've seen first-hand how much he genuinely cares about me and my family and how's he going to challenge me to be in a state of continuous improvement".

"I'm extremely excited that Mo has chosen Texas", Smart said in a statement.

"He's literally a kid that if you put sports aside, he could have gone to school wherever he wanted to follow his academic pursuits, and that's a big part of why he's chose to come to Texas". "He's as unique a person and player as I've been around".

But Bamba's arrival adds a 7-foot star to Smart's top-10 recruiting class, and proves - despite last year's struggles - that Smart is still one of the nation's strongest recruiters.

Some experts believe Kentucky was the second choice of the No. 3 overall prospect in the class of 2017. "Mo's combination of talent, intellect and ability to impact others will make him a catalyst in our program and on our campus from day one".

"When all was said and done, one school filled my decision jar the best", Bamba wrote. As a junior, Bamba helped lead Westtown to a state title.

Bamba conducted recent in-home visits with the Longhorns and the Wildcats.

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