Who could blame him? He was not allowed to play for most of the season and when he finally did play, Texas really had no purpose left. No offense, but it was not like the Longhorns were going to be able to earn a pair of dancing shoes or anything like that.
Other than his three-point shooting percentage, Kabongo pretty much got better in every statistical category. He averaged 14.6 points per game, five rebounds per game, 5.5 assists per game, he shot 41.8 percent from the field and he even stole the basketball two times per game on average. All of those numbers increased from his freshman season.
Sure, Kabongo could have easily have come back for his junior season and been one of the best players in college basketball, but NBA teams want him now. Kabongo is a very talented player and he has the skill set to make it at the next level. Why prolong that process?
To me, the most important thing that Kabongo increased in the little time that he did play, was his scoring. He showed that he could be a scoring threat as well as a very good passer. Kabongo dropping 31 points against Oklahoma proves that.
Kabongo’s decision was his decision and that is all that really matters, but as of right now, it appears like he is making the right one.
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