Sheldon McClellan has made official his long-rumored transfer to Miami, where I'm sure he'll find focus for his game on the sands of South Beach. I'm very curious to see how Sheldon does as a part of Jim Larranega's transfer-rich Hurricane team. If he flourishes, it can only reflect poorly on the case for Rick Barnes. If he doesn't, I'm sure the Texas staff will offer Larranega their sympathies.
However, there is the chance that the Longhorns could pull out a win in transfer musical chairs with the news that standout junior-to-be shooting guard Joseph Young of Houston is considering the Longhorns after his father, Michael, was reassigned within the Cougar athletic department. The elder Young objected and bolted, the younger Young followed, and now they're testing the transfer waters.
Implied in the transfer is the possibility that the recipient program would need to make provisions for the elder Young somewhere in their basketball staff. And the primary competition for Young appears to be Baylor, where Scott Drew has demonstrated a willingness to hire just about anyone to raise the talent level in Waco.
Dwon Clifton agrees.
It may be worth it, though.
Young is a pure shooting guard with a legitimate stroke out to 23 feet, is deceptively quick, an instant starter, if not a potential star, wherever he lands. A 6-3 athlete who averaged 18 a game last year while shooting 42% from the 3 point line and 87% from the free throw stripe. And his game grew markedly from his freshman to sophomore year after a redshirt season.
Texas fans saw Young show his wares against the Longhorns in the Grand Olde CBI tournament to the tune of 18 points, 5 assists, 1 turnover in only 29 minutes of play. And there's no doubt that a defense heavy 2014-2015 Longhorn basketball team could use an efficient potential 18-20 ppg scorer on the roster.