Myck Kabongo is Back…Makes Return Against Iowa State Tonight
Myck Kabongo is back ladies and gents.
After serving a 23-game NCAA suspension, the 6’1 sophomore point guard out of Toronto is ready to move forward and help impact a struggling Texas Longhorn squad.
“I am ready to start playing with my team again and putting behind me the last several months. When I went to Cleveland, I did not intend to break any rules and did not believe I had broken any. I should have been upfront with UT about everything the first time I had a chance, but I’m glad that I corrected my mistake and I’m glad that I was truthful with the NCAA,” Kabongo said in a CBC article.
The former McDonald’s All-American entered his freshman season last year with high expectations, and many thought he would be a “one-and-done” talent.
However, Kabongo wisely returned to play at least another year in order to improve his strength, shooting ability and further build his resume.
With that being said, all expectations aside, Kabongo still had a strong year for Texas averaging 9.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3 rebounds per game for the season.
The Texas Longhorns currently hold a 10-13 overall record (2-8 BIG 12) and hope Kabongo’s arrival will lift spirits and more importantly, help UT pick up some W’s.
Kabongo plays his first game of the season against Iowa State tonight, who also feature two Canadians of their own; Melvin Ejim and Naz Long.