Texas Forward Greg Brown III declaring for NBA Draft after one season with Longhorns
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Five star recruit and Vandergrift High School (Austin, TX) product Greg Brown III announced his decision to turn pro and enter the 2021 NBA Draft.
Brown, a 6-9, 205 lb. forward, spent his only college season with the Longhorns under head coach Shaka Smart. He started in 24 of the 26 games he played in and averaged 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
His Instagram post announcing his intent to turn pro, shared the following message:
"First off, I would like to thank the University of Texas for the historical year and all the great memories. I will cherish them forever. I have decided to chase my dreams and enter the 2021 NBA Draft and sign with BDA Sports. #hookemforever"
Brown is projected as a mid-late first round draft pick.
#6 Texas Baseball hammers #3 TCU 9-3 on Sunday to win series in Fort Worth
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The Longhorns and Horned Frogs battled it out on Sunday at Lupton Stadium in the rubber match after splitting Friday and Saturday matchups on the diamond.
Left-hander Pete Hansen (6-1) pitched a masterful performance on Sunday, going seven innings and giving up just two hits and no runs for the Longhorns.
Zack Zubia, who struck out with two men on base on Saturday afternoon to end the game, redeemed himself with a monster day. Zubia went 3-5 at the plate with two home runs and four RBI, pacing the Texas offense to an eventual blowout of TCU on their home field.
Cam Williams also homered for the Longhorns and registered a 2-3 day at the plate with three RBI.
Texas got to Horned Frog starter Johnny Ray (5-2) early on, blasting three home runs in three innings before Ray was pulled after just 2 1/3 innings pitched.
After five innings Texas led 5-0 and added four more runs in the sixth to extend the lead to 9-0.
TCU scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth on Bobby Goodloe's three-run homer but it wasn't enough.
With the series win over TCU, Texas is one game back of the Horned Frogs in the Big 12 standings.
Texas will face Texas Southern on Tuesday night at Disch-Falk before closing out the regular season against Rice and West Virginia next week.
Texas LB Jake Ehlinger Passes Away
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Sophomore linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead on Thursday according to a report from the Austin American Statesman.
"Police said they received a call at 12:18 p.m. and found Jake Ehlinger in the 1200 block of West 22nd Street. Authorities did not specify how they found him but did say his death is not considered suspicious."
Ehlinger did not appeared in any games for the Longhorns in his first two seasons on the 40 Acres. He played high school football at Westlake High School in Austin.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to the Ehlinger family.
Statements on Jake’s passing from CDC and Sark:
Chris Del Conte:
“Our hearts are truly broken and we are just devastated today to learn of the passing of our Longhorn family member Jake Ehlinger. Jake was an amazing young man from an extraordinary family with such a bright future ahead of him. It’s just such a tragedy that we are all really struggling with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones and friends, especially the Ehlinger family and our entire football program. Jake’s family — Sam, Jena and Morgen — are such vital parts of our Longhorn family, and we will be here to support them in any and every way we can during this very difficult time. While the sense of pain and loss are deep, our focus at this time is on providing support to Jake’s family, our football student-athletes, coaches and staff, and everyone so greatly impacted by this in our athletics department. We have resources in place and grief counseling available as we help support everyone in our program. With that said, we sincerely hope that everyone will respect their privacy as we deal with this devastating news."
“We have an extremely heavy heart with the news of the passing of our beloved teammate, friend and Longhorn family member Jake Ehlinger. Words cannot express the depth of our sadness and the huge void we are feeling, but above all else, our hearts pour out to Sam, Jena, Morgen and the entire Ehlinger family. Jake was a tremendous person and was everything you could ask for in a student-athlete. Being a Longhorn meant everything to him, and he truly embodied all that it means to be one. In the short time we were able to get to know him, he always was a joy to be around and gave everything he had in workouts, meetings, practice and in life. This is a tragedy beyond measure, and as I told the team today, in a time like this all we can do is open our hearts, pull together and do our best to provide love and support to each other, especially to the Ehlinger family.”
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