Statements from J'Covan Brown and Rick Barnes
April 2, 2012
Statement from J'Covan Brown:
I'm not sure anyone really knows how much I love UT. It was always my dream to be a Longhorn, and I have lived that dream and become a better person. There were a lot of reasons to come back to school next year, most importantly getting my degree and being around my teammates every day. But the time has come for me to pursue a career in professional basketball and take care of my daughter, Jordyn. This has been a difficult decision, but it is the best decision for myself and my family. I'll continue to go to class and complete the spring semester here at Texas, and I will come back to finish my degree in the future.
Statement from Rick Barnes: