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Who's the best basketball player on the Longhorns' football team?

ESPN has named UT's king of the basketball court.
Credit: John Gusky/KVUE News

AUSTIN, Texas — In honor of college basketball's March Madness, ESPN recently wrote a story about the best basketball player on each of the top 25 college football programs.

Through his first two years of high school in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Jalen Redmond didn't even play football so that he could focus on hoops. In one game, he had six dunks, prompting Arizona State football coaches to offer him a scholarship on the spot.

Malcolm Epps was the chosen hoop star for the seventh-ranked Texas Longhorns.

Epps played in two games during his freshman season for the Longhorns in 2018. He's not far removed from his stellar high school basketball playing days. 

During his junior season at Dekaney High School in Spring, Texas, Epps averaged 14.9 points and 9.4 rebounds. The 6 foot 6 inch UT receiver was highly recruited as a basketball star as well as football.

In fact, Epps was offered a scholarship to play basketball at UT by Shaka Smart.

In February of 2018, Epps dropped a buzzer-beating shot to help Dekaney High School win a regional semifinal playoff game against Klein Forest High School.

Dekaney advanced to the Region II-6A semifinals courtesy of a last-second 3-pointer from Malcolm Epps that sank Klein Forest 73-72 on Monday night at Delmar. Dekaney trailed 72-70 when it inbounded the ball with 6.2 seconds left. Wildcats point guard D.J.