Texas basketball head coach Rodney Terry is feeling good right now. He is so ecstatic that he even dropped a hype video late Sunday on X (formerly Twitter) with a caption that reads: “It’s a great day to be alive @TexasMBB! #HookEm🤘🏾”

Although Terry did not indicate what exactly is making him feel so pumped up, it can be surmised that it has something to do with the recent success of Texas basketball on the college basketball transfer portal front. Just recently, the Longhorns secured the commitments of Indiana State Sycamores stars Julian Larry and Jayson Kent, moves that shore up Texas' backcourt and wing positions.

In the 2023-24 college hoops season, Larry averaged 11.0 points on 52.5 percent shooting from the field, 2.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. He is also bringing solid defensive instincts to Texas, as he normed 1.5 steals per outing last season with the Sycamores. Kent, on the other hand, put up 13.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest, while shooting 63.9 percent from the floor.

Even bigger news for Terry and the Longhorns is the transfer of Arkansas Razorbacks star Tramon Mark from Fayetteville to Austin. Mark's transfer has been reported on Sunday by multiple outlets, including Joe Tipton of On3.

BREAKING: Arkansas transfer wing Tramon Mark is returning to his home state and has committed to Texas, he tells
@On3sports. The 6-6 junior averaged 16.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this past season.”

Terry and the Longhorns might just be starting, which is a scary thought, particularly for Texas' rivals in the Big 12. As it stands, Texas has a couple of non-transfer commits for the 2024-25 season in five-star shooting guard Tre Johnson and four-star power forward Nicolas Codie.

Rodney Terry, Longhorns have college hoops world hyped, too

“In the span of 6 hours, Texas & Rodney Terry got commitments from 3 high level transfers. Tramon Mark (16 ppg, Arky/UH) Julian Larry (11 ppg, 4.8 apg, Indiana St) Jayson Kent (13.5 ppg, Indiana St) Add Tyrese Hunter, Chendall Weaver & Tre Johnson & you got a WILD backcourt🤘,” posted @ryanhammer09.

“Rodney Terry crushes the portal today: Tramon Mark from Arkansas; Julian Larry and Jayson Kent from Indiana State. Larry (super quick drive-and-dish) and Kent (best cutter in CBB) fit beautifully in Josh Schertz's offense; if Terry uses them well they will thrive at Texas, too,” shared Pat Forde of Sports Illustrated.

From @JeffHowe247: “With Tramon Mark joining Chendall Weaver and Tre Johnson, Rodney Terry's @TexasMBB backcourt next season should be long, skilled and versatile. Mark is a massive pickup for Texas. #HookEm ”

“Some nice portal work being done by Rodney Terry. Was a slow start, but the staff has found some really nice pieces this weekend,” chimed in @CJVogel_OTF.

Terry's career with Texas basketball

Texas Longhorns head coach Rodney Terry calls to his team in the first half of the first round of the 2024 NCAA Tournament at Spectrum Center.
Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Terry arrived in Austin 2021 as an assistant in 2021. In the 2021-22 season, the Longhorns' first and last full season under Chris Beard,  Texas went 22-12 and made it as far as the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The following season, Beard and the Longhorns parted ways after he got arrested for domestic violence, thus forcing Texas to give the keys to Terry.

Capitalizing on his opportunity to coach Texas basketball, Terry then went on to steer the Longhorns to a 22-8 record with him as interim head coach and even reached the Elite Eight round of the Big Dance. That deep run in the national tourney convinced the Longhorns to hire Terry as a full-time head coach of the program. In his first season as the full-time head coach of the Longhorns, his team put together a 21-13 record and entered the 2024 March Madness as a No. 7 seed before getting ousted in the second round.