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SHAKA SMART RUMORS & GOSSIP

Texas withdraws 'Havoc' basketball trademark applications

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) While VCU lost its basketball coach to the University of Texas, its trademarked ''havoc'' label is staying in Virginia. Officials at Texas say they have withdrawn attempts to federally trademark ''HORNS HAVOC'' and ''HOUSE OF HAVOC.'' The attempts to trademark the phrases came after the Longhorns hired Shaka Smart as their men's basketball coach in early April...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

4-star shooting guard Kenny Williams commits to UNC

You can never have enough shooters in basketball, especially in the college game where the knock down three ball specialists are hard to find. 4-star sharp-shooter and former VCU commit Kenny Williams choose North Carolina over Virginia on Saturday afternoon. Williams, 89th ranked recruit in 2015 by Rivals, committed to the Rams but when Shaka Smart left for Texas he decided to re...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: 2015 4-Star SG Kenny Williams Down To UNC and Virginia

One of the most-highly sought-after uncommitted recruits in the 2015 class is reportedly down to two schools: North Carolina and Virginia.  Kenny Williams, a four-star shooting guard who was committed to VCU before Shaka Smart left, told ESPN.com this afternoon he is down to the Tar Heels and the Cavaliers.  The 6-foot-2, 165-pound prospect is from Chesterfield, Va.  Former VCU...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas trying to trademark ‘Havoc’ after Shaka Smart hiring

The Texas Longhorns want more than just head basketball coach Shaka Smart from the VCU Rams. According to a report from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Texas is attempting to trademark “Havoc”for marketing and merchandising purposes. In fact, Texas has already registered a handful of slogans with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Texas has registered “Horns Havoc” and...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Made A Big Impression On The Mother Of The Top Recruit In Texas

New Texas head coach Shaka Smart is expected to be able to entice top talent to come to Austin, and he’s been active on the recruiting trail the past few days. The top 2016 recruit in Texas is 5-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson of Dallas’ Prime Prep Academy, and it appears Smart has left a good early impression on Ferguson’s mother.  Just got off the phone with Shaka...
Via College Spun
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall both made right choice

The coaching darlings of the mid-major basketball world, Shaka Smart and Gregg Marshall, both made very different decisions about their futures this week. Smart decided to finally make the jump from Virginia Commonwealth to Texas, while Marshall passed up Alabama’s big money for a raise from Wichita State. Both made the right choice. And here’s why. For Marshall, the decision...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU Posts A Classy ‘Thank You’ Tweet About Shaka Smart, Along With Press Release About His Departure

Shaka Smart had been connected to a number of top basketball jobs since taking VCU to the Final Four in 2011, but it took till last night for him to make a move, when he took the job at Texas. Smart helped make VCU one of the premiere mid-major programs in the country, and VCU posted a classy tweet thanking him for his time in Richmond. Thank you Coach Smart #LetsGoVCU http://t...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart at Texas Might Not Work Out As Well As Everyone Thinks

I promise that I am not doing this in an effort to try to be contrarian or cute, but Texas bringing Shaka Smart aboard doesn’t excite me in the ways it seems to have stirred the general public. This is the case even though almost every other aspect of this situation is telling me that I should be giddy about this move. Let me explain… Texas is viewed as a great gig for a variety...
Via The Student Section
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart Has Already Offered His First Recruit As Texas Head Coach

Late last night, news broke that Shaka Smart, who had taken the VCU program to new heights during his six-year tenure, was leaving to become the head coach of Texas. Apparently Smart is wasting no time at his new post, as he’s already offered his first recruit, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.  Shaka Smart already getting after it since taking the Texas job. Called and offered...
Via College Spun
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaka Smart agrees to become next Texas head coach

Shaka Smart has finally decided to leave VCU, and Texas is the school that was able to pry him away from Richmond. Texas AD Steve Patterson met with Smart in Richmond on Thursday and the two sides agreed to a deal that will make the 37-year-old the new coach of the Longhorns. Smart has been...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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