Texas coach Shaka Smart anxious to see where Bamba goes

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Texas basketball will have its second NBA lottery pick in as many years when center Mo Bamba’s name is called Thursday night.

The one-and-done player is projected to go somewhere in the top five with many experts predicting the Dallas Mavericks to draft the potential superstar with the fifth pick.

Bamba spent a season with the Longhorns helping Texas to the NCAA Tournament after missing out in 2017.

Texas head coach Shaka Smart met with the media this week to discuss his highly-touted big man and come to his defense in the eyes of some critics.

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