Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Hoops:

Aldridge goes second behind Italy's Bargnani
Austin American-Statesman
LaMarcus Aldridge, the Texas Longhorn who jumped to the NBA after his sophomore season, landed on high ground Wednesday. Aldridge, a 6-foot-11-inch forward, was the second pick in the draft, selected by Chicago and traded to Portland for forward Tyrus Thomas from LSU. Thomas was the fourth pick.

NBA grabs three Longhorns
Dallas Morning News
After LaMarcus Aldridge of Seagoville was taken with the second overall pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft, forward P.J. Tucker and guard Daniel Gibson were taken in the second round, giving Texas three draft picks for the first time in school history.

Three Longhorns drafted into NBA
Houston Chronicle
Daniel Gibson knew it was a calculated risk leaving college two years early, especially with no contract guarantee if he wasn't selected in the first round of the NBA draft. Now he plans to prove his critics wrong.

'Horn no Bull
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
In a day highlighted by unexpected trades, LaMarcus Aldridge found out how quickly things can change in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls made the University of Texas forward the No. 2 pick in Wednesday's NBA Draft. Before Aldridge could text-message the folks back home with the good news, the Bulls traded the Seagoville graduate and a future second-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers for the No. 4 overall selection -- LSU forward Tyrus Thomas -- and third-year forward Viktor Khryapa.

Texas dominates Big 12 selections
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
On a night when draftees traded hats frequently, LaMarcus Aldridge became the first name mentioned in a draft-night trade. At the end of the night, Aldridge and two of his Texas teammates heard their names called in the NBA Draft.

Blazers add Aldridge, Roy in draft
Portland Tribune
The Trail Blazers made the biggest splash of any team in Wednesday's NBA draft, trading three veterans in three separate deals to position themselves to secure draftees LaMarcus Aldridge of Texas and Brandon Roy of Washington.

Gibson versatile guard
Akron Beacon Journal
Call it a promise, a deal or an agreement. Whatever it was, the Cavaliers came through for Texas guard Daniel Gibson on Wednesday night, making him the 42nd pick in the NBA Draft.

Gibson falls to Cavs at No. 42
(Ohio) Morning Journal
The Cavaliers clearly had their sights set on University of Texas guard Daniel Gibson in the 2006 NBA Draft. Gibson worked out at Quicken Loans Arena on June 1, and reportedly received a promise from someone high in the Cavaliers hierarchy that the team would select him if he was available when they made one of their three picks.

Record-setting night at NBA Draft for Men's Basketball
TexasSports.com

Baseball:

UT's Kainer finds his kidney match: his dad
Austin American-Statesman
Texas baseball player Carson Kainer did not have to look far to find a suitable donor for his ailing kidneys. His father, doctors say, will do just fine.

Other:

Bellaire man wins eBay auction for UT scoreboard lights
Houston Chronicle
If you see something big, bright and burnt orange in the Bellaire area dont be alarmed. Kenneth Lewis of Bellaire posted the winning bid on the online auction site eBay for the large set of Longhorn lights that sat atop the north endzone scoreboard at Royal-Memorial Stadium for nearly 20 years. The cost: $11,100.


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