Kabongo, Barnes Talk PG's Return

In a Longhorn Network broadcast Monday morning, point guard Myck Kabongo announced that he will return to the Longhorns for his sophomore season.

"I'm more than excited about being here and I'm looking forward to getting back in the gym with my teammates," Kabongo said. "It was important to get this out of the way now because we're starting individual workouts later today, and those guys don't need to be waiting around on me. I'm all in with those guys. This really isn't about me, it's about our team. We take great pride in wearing that Texas uniform, and we all want to do more."

Kabongo's decision comes just days after J'Covan Brown announced that he would come up with a decision soon. Brown is expected by most to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft. Kabongo's presence means that the Longhorns will return every guard and wing — except for the potential loss of Brown — from the 2011-2012 season.

Kabongo was the third-leading scorer on the Longhorns, averaging 9.6 points per game. And his 5.2 assists and 1.3 steals per contest both led the Longhorns. His assists were good for fourth in the Big 12, while his steal numbers ranked ninth.

"Our entire staff is happy about Myck and how all of our current freshmen have gone about their business since the season ended," Barnes said. "Myck grew a lot this year, both on and off the court, and he has a tremendous work ethic. The expectation is, with that work ethic, Myck will continue to make tremendous strides."

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