Maintaining a pipeline of recent Longhorns who have left early for the NBA without accomplishing much team-wise during their short careers, Texas’ Myck Kabongo bid farewell to the program Friday.
Kabongo, a sophomore point guard, will hire an agent and submit his name for the June 27 draft. He averaged 14.6 points, 5.5 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in 11 games during a season truncated by a long NCAA suspension.
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KABONGO: YEAR BY YEAR
TEXAS’ EARLY DEPARTURES
Myck Kabongo will be the 11th player to leave the Longhorns program early since 2006. Where the others went in the NBA draft:
J’Covan Brown;2012;Not drafted;—-
Jordan Hamilton;2011;Dallas Mavericks;1st/26
Cory Joseph;2011;San Antonio Spurs;1st/29
Tristan Thompson;2011;Cleveland Cavaliers;1st/4
Avery Bradley;2010;Boston Celtics;1st/19
D.J. Augustin;2008;Charlotte Bobcats;1st/9
Kevin Durant;2007;Seattle SuperSonics;1st/2
LaMarcus Aldridge;2006;Chicago Bulls;1st/2
Daniel Gibson;2006;Cleveland Cavaliers;2nd/42
P.J. Tucker;2006;Toronto Raptors;2nd/35
NEXT SEASON’S LONGHORNS
The departures of Myck Kabongo, Jaylen Bond and Sheldon McClellan means Texas has eight scholarship players left, including point guard Javan Felix, forward Jonathan Holmes, forward Ioannis Papapetrou and, for now, guard Julien Lewis. Three high school players are expected to sign as early as next week — guards Demarcus Croaker, Kendal Yancy-Harris and Isaiah Taylor. Yancy-Harris and Taylor are point guards.