Texas freshman PG Arterio Morris to transfer

Mar 24, 2023; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Longhorns guard Arterio Morris (2) shoots against Xavier Musketeers guard Colby Jones (3) during the first half of an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Texas freshman PG Arterio Morris to transfer

Arterio Morris plans to exit Austin after one year at Texas. The 2022 McDonald’s High School All-American and five-star recruit told On3 on Monday he entered the transfer portal.

“I have discussed my future with my family and I’ve decided to enter my name in the transfer portal to find a new home that will allow me to grow as a basketball player, maximize my ability to support my teammates and help my team win games,” Morris said in a statement to the recruiting website. “I am excited for the next steps of my journey. I will continue to work to be the best person I can, both on and off the floor.”

Morris, a 6-3 point guard, played 11.7 minutes per game and averaged 4.6 points in 2022-23.

One of two five-star recruits in the 2022 recruit class along with Dillon Mitchell, Morris was not disciplined by the program following a preseason arrest.

The Dallas native was down to two teams — Texas and Memphis — before he committed to the Longhorns. Morris also had offers from Arkansas and Kansas.

He is expected to consider joining Chris Beard at Ole Miss.

–Field Level Media

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