The portal giveth ...

A day after adding three potential starters, Texas loses two starters from its 21-13 squad. So it goes in the portal. Plus, a lights-out shooter hits the portal, Tennessee adds a scoring wing (sound familiar), NBA Draft declarations and more.

Welcome to the Daily, where it’s transfer portal news and NBA Draft declarations for the next month or so.

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1. Texas turnover sums up the portal

On Sunday, Texas added three potential starters: Arkansas guard Tramon Mark, Indiana State guard Julian Larry, and Indiana State forward Jayson Kent. And for about 12 hours, life was pretty good in Austin.

Pair them with returning starters Tyrese Hunter and Dillon Mitchell, plus center Kadin Shedrick, and the Horns are an SEC contender.

Except … Hunter and Mitchell aren’t sticking around.

Hunter averaged 11.1 ppg, 4.1 apg and started 71 games for the Horns over the past two seasons. He’s seen as one of the game’s better on-ball defenders, but his perimeter shooting hasn’t improved and his overall production stagnated a bit this season. So it’s probably not a surprise to see him enter the portal.

As for Mitchell, he looks like a future pro. He’s 6-8, bouncy, and has long arms. But he’s not a perimeter threat — he’s 0-for-8 in two seasons beyond the arc — and he never really found a role with the Horns (9.6 ppg, 7.5 rpg this season). He’s also looking elsewhere.

So it goes in the current transfer portal world. Both likely would see reduced roles if they stayed in Austin, yet Texas might’ve been a better team if they stayed and they accepted roles as defensive-first players around the three newbies who can shoot. Guess it’s back to the portal for more.

Hunter and Michell were the biggest names who hit the portal on Monday, but they’re not the most in-demand. That’ll be Dayton guard Koby Brea.

The 6-6 junior averaged 11.1 ppg this season, but was among the sport’s best shooters (49.8% beyond the arc on 201 attempts) like Reed Sheppard and Cam Spencer.

That’s a ridiculous percentage, but with that many shots and with his free-throw percentage (91% the last two seasons), there’s no doubt about his stroke. Teams will want someone with his size and ability to stretch a defense.

But not every team will work. Brea isn’t Jack Gohlke, only taking 3s, but he did only take 45 shots inside the arc this season, and he’s not a guy who’ll create off the dribble.

But hey, someone will happily scoop up a guy who hits every other 3.

Other notable portal entrants:

  • Trey Bonham, Chattanooga senior guard (16 ppg, 5 rpg, 3.5 apg, 41.3% on 3s)

  • Sam Walters, Alabama freshman forward (5.4 ppg, 39.4% on 3s)

  • Dontrez Styles, Georgetown junior guard (12.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

  • Andrew Carr, Wake Forest senior forward (13.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg)

  • Sencire Harris, Illinois freshman guard (3.7 ppg, 2.1 rpg)

  • Phillip Russell, UT Arlington junior guard (14.9 ppg, 4.4 apg)

  • John Tonje, Missouri senior guard (2.6 ppg in eight games)

  • Jaden Schutt, Duke sophomore guard (missed season)

2. Tennessee gets a high-scoring wing?!

Darlinstone Dubar to Tennessee is awesome news for the Vols. As long as he can live with the expectations of living up to what their last mid-major high-scoring wing did.

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