• Myck Kabongo goes undrafted in 2013 NBA Draft

    Myck Kabongo declared for the NBA Draft on Friday, leaving Texas in his rear view mirror after two seasons with the Longhorns, the last of which was shortened by a 23-game suspension. Over the course of his career, Kabongo played in 45 games, averaging 10.8 points and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting 40 percent from the floor. Daily Texan file photo. 
    Myck Kabongo declared for the NBA Draft on Friday, leaving Texas in his rear view mirror after two seasons with the Longhorns, the last of which was shortened by a 23-game suspension. Over the course of his career, Kabongo played in 45 games, averaging 10.8 points and 5.3 assists per game, while shooting 40 percent from the floor. Daily Texan file photo. 

    Sophomore Longhorn point guard Myck Kabongo went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft Thursday night. Kabongo was passed over by 13 other point guards through 60 total picks in the two-round draft. 

    Kabongo only played in 11 games in the 2012-2013 season after receiving a 23-game suspension from the NCAA for receiving impermissible benefits and lying to Texas officials. Last season, he averaged 15 points, 5.5 assists and 5 rebounds in his shortened season. 

    Last season, former Longhorn J'Covan Brown went undrafted after forfeiting a year of eligibility, making this the second year in a row that a Longhorn has not been selected in the NBA draft. In 2011, former Longhorns Tristan Thompson, Jordan Hamilton and Cory Joseph all were drafted in the first round. 

    Kabongo's cousin, Christian Kabongo who played for the New Mexico State Aggies, also went undrafted. 

  • 2013 NBA Mock Draft - Staff Picks

    A few sports reporters compiled lists of who they think will be drafted in tonight's NBA draft. Here are their top ten and where they project Texas' Myck Kabongo will end up.

     

    Sara Beth Purdy, Sports Editor

    1. Cleveland: Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky

    2. Orlando: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas

    3. Washington: Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown

    4. Charlotte: Anthony Bennett, PF, UNLV

    5. Phoenix: Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana

    6. New Orleans: Alex Len, C, Maryland

    7. Sacramento: C.J. McCollum, SG, Lehigh

    8. Detroit: Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

    9. Minnestoa: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia

    10. Portland: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

    ...

    51. Orlando: Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas

     

    Christian Corona, Sports Permanent Staff

    1. Cleveland: Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky

    2. Orlando: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas

    3. Washington: Otto Porter, SF, Georgetown

    4. Charlotte: Alex Len, C, Maryland

    5. Phoenix: Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana

    6. New Orleans: Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

    7. Sacramento: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

    8. Detroit: C.J. McCollum, PG, Lehigh

    9. Minnesota: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, SG, Georgia

    10. Portland: Cody Zeller, C, Indiana

    ...

    46. Utah: Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas

     

    Diego Esteban Contreras, Sports Issue Staff

    1. Cleveland: Nerlins Noel, C, Kentucky

    2. Orlando: Ben McLemore, SG, Kansas

    3. Washington: Otto Porter Jr., SF, Georgetown

    4. Charlotte: Victor Oladipo, SG, Indiana

    5. Phoenix: Alex Len, C, Maryland

    6. New Orleans: Anthony Bernnett, PF, UNLV

    7. Sacramento: Trey Burke, PG, Michigan

    8. Detroit: Michael Carter-Williams, PG, Syracuse

    9. Minnesota: Steven Adams, C, Pittsburgh

    10. Portland: CJ McCollum, PG, Lehigh

    ...

    38. Washington: Myck Kabongo, PG, Texas

  • Jim Hudson, former Longhorn, dies

    Jim Hudson, a former Longhorn quarterback and defensive back under former Texas head coach Darrell Royal, died of Traumatic Dementia Encephalophathy at the age of 70, a family friend told the Austin American-Statesman Tuesday night. 

    Hudson was a member of the Longhorns 1963 national championship team and was a member of the New York Jets, as a safety, when they won Super Bowl III in January of 1969. He played for the Jets from 1965 to 1970. 

    In 2012, Hudson was inducted in tho the University of Texas Men's Hall of Honor. 

  • Nate Boyer named Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year

    Junior Nate Boyer was named a Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year for the 2012-2013 school year, the conference announced Monday. Boyer was named along with Kansas State's Whitney Pyle, a senior golfer. 

    Boyer, who played as the Longhorns' deep snapper on PAT/FGs, is the third Longhorn football player and fourth Texas student-athlete to earn the award. Former Longhorns include soccer's Kylie Doniak (2011-2012), football's Sam Acho (2010-2011) and football's Ahmard Hall (2004-2005). 

    The award is given to student-athletes who exhibited higher-than-average levels of sportsmanship and community service. Boyer, who is a former Green Beret, is still active with the Texas National Guard and is a Bronze Star recipient for his service.  

    "He is a tremendous student-athlete who works extremely hard, is dedicated, committed and serves as a great leader for everyone in our program," Texas head coach Mack Brown said. "Nate sets a tremendous example for our guys and is a daily reminder of how our military personnel give so much to protect and provide us freedom. He is a great example for student-athletes across the country." 

    Boyer was also named the 2012 Disney Spirit Award recipient, received the Armed Forces Merit Award last November, the Distinguished Young American Award from the National Football Foundation Austin Chapter and was named as a member of the Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Veterans Committee. 

  • Texas Men's Track and Field head coach Bubba Thornton to retire

    Texas Men's Track and Field head coach Bubba Thornton announced his intent to retire at the end of the summer on Monday afternoon. His retirement will go into effect on August 31. Thornton just finished his 18th year as head coach at Texas and 32nd year as a head track and field coach.

    This past season, Thornton lead the Longhorns to Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor Titles and concluded with a sixth place NCAA Outdoor Championships finish. During his career, Thornton amassed 12 conference championships and 19 NCAA Top 10 finishes. Thornton was also named the Head Coach of Team USA's 2008 Olympic Men's team. 

    With the departure, the Texas Athletic Department will combine the women's and men's programs at Texas into one program. 

    "My decision to retire this year was made easier by the work this staff and team have put in," Thornton commented. "They have a tremendous foundation for great success next year...I'm as proud of this team as any that I have coached." 

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