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Texas made a great impression on Mo Bamba last night (And by that I mean Texas got killed by Northwestern)

One marquee game can make an enormous difference in a kid’s recruitment. (See: Green, Quade)

So it was a pretty big deal when Mohamed Bamba made the trip to the Barclays Center last night to watch Texas, a school ESPN recently named the favorite in Bamba’s recruitment:

“If you had to identify a favorite right now, it’s probably Texas,” Adam Finkelstein said during an ESPN Signing Day Special a little over a week ago. “He was on their campus for an official visit a couple of weeks ago and all reports were it went extremely well. Right now, I think Texas has to be the program that’s in the lead.” [Burnt Orange Nation]

But things didn’t exactly go in the Longhorns’ favor, considering they got smashed by 19 points by Northwestern with Bamba in attendance. Who knows what impact that will have on the five-star center’s view of Texas (probably very little) but it certainly can’t hurt everyone else’s chances in making up ground.

While we’re talking about making up ground, I like Kentucky to climb up Bamba’s list now that his good buddy, Quade Green, is the lead recruiter for the Cats. If Green can somehow convince Bamba to join Big Blue Nation, his off-court impact could be greater than anything he does on it next season.

Get in here, Mohamed.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for Texas made a great impression on Mo Bamba last night (And by that I mean Texas got killed by Northwestern)

  1. runningunnin.454
    12:29 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Texas should not play Big 10 teams in basketball….
    maybe not in football, either.

  2. jrdh13
    2:40 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Haven’t kept up with his recruiting muxh. But aren’t we looking at a log jam down low already have Richards plus killeya Wynyard and Humphries

  3. kyderbyfan1
    3:12 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Headline game on point Mr. Franklin.

    – JC in Cali

  4. zhale23
    3:21 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    @jrdh13 Bamba is top 3 in the 2017 class; we can make room:)

    • jrdh13
      5:07 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

      I have a feeling wynyard going to get pushed out to the side i still think he was our answer last year for some physicality, i dont care how outta shape someone is he was still a big body that likes to bang

    4:23 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Coach Cal continues to set trends for other coaches, so he leaves tickets for his recruits at the Champions Classic this year and now I bet all of the other coaches are going to start to do the same thing. I bet Duke will start to do it and Texas did this game against NorthWestern

  6. RealCatsFan
    5:19 pm November 22, 2016 Permalink

    Exhibit A: DeMarcus Cousins
    Exhibit B: Anthony Davis
    Exhibit C: Julius Randle
    Exhibit D: Karl Anthony Towns
    Exhibit E: Willie Cauley-Stein

    Exhibit X: How many big men has Texas put in the NBA in the last 8 years?

    Easy decision!!