Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns are making progress with a key graduate transfer target.
Just days after naming the Longhorns as a finalist, Albany grad transfer guard Joe Cremo has scheduled an official visit to Texas this weekend, according to Orangebloods.com’s Dustin McComas.
Albany graduate transfer Joe Cremo will take an official visit to Texas this upcoming weekend. Cremo, a playmaking guard that can do it all, recently visited Creighton. #HookEm
— Dustin McComas (@DMcComasOB) April 17, 2018
One of the most coveted grad transfers this offseason, Cremo reportedly narrowed his list of options last week to Texas, Oregon, Creighton, Gonzaga and Penn State.
A 6-foot-4 wing, Cremo led Albany in scoring and assists as a junior with 17.8 points and 3.8 assists per game, along with 4.1 rebounds per contest. By the end of his three-year career with the Great Danes, Cremo totaled 1,469 points, 440 rebounds, 300 assists, and shot a career 42 percent from the perimeter and 85 percent from the free-throw line.
With Texas’ backcourt depth in question, as sophomore Jacob Young elected to transfer, junior Eric Davis Jr. announced that he’d pursue a professional opportunity, Kerwin Roach II set to test the NBA waters and Andrew Jones’ basketball future still uncertain, the Longhorns are in considerable need of experienced talent on the perimeter.
As a do-it-all sharpshooter with 100 career games of experience, Cremo is as close to an ideal addition as the ‘Horns may hope to find this offseason.
Smart and his staff will now have the opportunity to display just how significant of a prospect Cremo is in the coming days during his official visit.
This story will be updated.