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Suspended Texas guard withdraws from school

Big 12 Tournament - UT vs. Baylor

Big 12 Tournament - UT vs. Baylor


Last month Texas sophomore guard Martez Walker was suspended indefinitely following his arrest on charges of misdemeanor assault, with the reserve guard getting in more trouble less than a week later as he was arrested for trespassing due to his violating an order that banned him from entering any on-campus residence halls.

No statement was made regarding Walker’s status following the second arrest. Thursday afternoon the Longhorn Network announced news that likely signal the end of Walker’s time as a member of the Texas basketball program. According to the network, Walker has withdrawn from classes at Texas. The basketball program’s official Twitter account announced shortly thereafter that the 6-foot-4 guard has indeed withdrawn from school.

Walker was a reserve for the Longhorns last season, averaging 4.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, and his role was unlikely to change given the fact that every other key contributor from that team returned to campus. Texas has enough talent on the perimeter, led by sophomore Isaiah Taylor, to account for the loss of Walker.

Also of note is their front court depth, with freshman Myles Turner joining a group that includes senior Jonathan Holmes and junior Cameron Ridley to form one of the country’s best interior rotations.

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