Thompson and Joseph were freshmen last season. They join teammate Jordan Hamilton in leaving the Longhorns early for the NBA.
Three Texas Longhorns, including leading scorer Jordan Hamilton, have chosen to become eligible for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Texas forward Tristan Thompson is the Freshman of the Year. Missouri junior forward Ricardo Ratliffe is the league’s Newcomer of the Year.
Tristan Thompson poured in 28 points to lead the Mean Green of North Texas to an 81-62 victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
Jordan Hamilton finished with a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds as the fifth-ranked Texas Longhorns handled the Iowa Cyclones
Tristan Thompson scored 14 points to lead seventh-ranked Texas past Oklahoma State.
Tristan Thompson totaled 20 points and six rebounds as 12th-ranked Texas dominated Texas Tech, 83-52
With the scored tied at 73-73, Cory Joseph made a jumper to give Texas the edge.