Bamba considered game-time decision for Wednesday vs. Iowa State

Texas star center Mohamed Bamba is considered a game-time decision for the Longhorns’ Big 12 Tournament opener against Iowa State, according to head coach Shaka Smart.

The 6-foot-11, 225-pound freshman missed Texas’ regular-season finale win over West Virginia with a sprained toe. The former five-star recruit is averaging 13 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game is what is assumed to be his only season for the Longhorns as he’s a projected lottery-pick in June’s NBA Draft.

Bamba, who was named second-team All-Big 12 over the weekend, scored 10 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Texas’ win over Iowa State on Jan. 1. He was even more dominant the second time around against the Cyclones scoring 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting and grabbing 12 rebounds.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic and our various social media feeds throughout the next few days for updates on the Longhorns’ star freshman leading up to tip around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.