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Sophomore guard Myck Kabongo scored a career-high 25 points, hitting three 3-pointers, on his 16th birthday. Earlier in the day, the 6-foot-2 Kabongo verbally committed to Texas, where he will ultimately join his St. Benedict’s teammate and fellow Canadian, Tristan Thompson, a 6-8 junior.
St. Benedict’s Prep sophomore point guard Myck Kabongo will commit to Texas today on his 16th birthday.
“I’ve been thinking about it a long time,” Kabongo, who is averaging 9.5 points, 4.8 assists and 3.1 rebounds for a 13-0 team, told Jerry Meyer of Rivals. “I’ve been calling all the coaches recruiting me and just didn’t feel the connection with the other coaches that I felt with Coach [Rick] Barnes and the other Texas coaches. It felt like family with Texas.
“Also, the style of play fits me perfectly. They play fast and run the pick and roll. Texas has a proven system for developing great point guards.”
Texas has developed elite point guards T.J. Ford and D.J. Augustin, both of whom are in the NBA and Kabongo hopes to follow in that path.