With the recent news of Kyler Edwards, Mac McClung, and Terrence Shannon Jr. leaving Lubbock, the question of who becomes the main offensive focus gets interesting. Currently, the Red Raiders’ leading scorer coming back is Kevin McCullar, who averaged just over 10 points per game last season. The focus in recruiting must go towards getting some offensive playmakers and players that can score at all three levels. Here are three guys the Red Raiders must focus on this offseason:
1. Parker Fox – Northern State University
Fox is an uber-athletic big man that can jump out of the building. He will mostly score in the paint but can step outside and hit the occasional outside shot. His last season at the Division Two level was very impressive and I believe he can average between 10-14 points per game and 7-9 rebounds at the Division One level.
Fox could step in and immediately start at one of the forward spots for the Red Raiders. This is an interesting option as Fox was not expected looked at much by Chris Beard and now appears to be a top option for Mark Adams. This team looks to be heavy on defense and Fox matches that mold.
2. Myron Gardner – South Plains College
Gardner is a legit guard/ forward right down the street in Levelland at South Plains College. He is a legitimate three-point shooter and can get to the rim as well. He is averaging 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game at South Plains this season. Gardner minds me a lot of Deshawn Corprew (also from South Plains) as he is a guy that can play three or four different positions. He is a very good athlete and can distribute the ball as well.
3. Chandler Jacobs – Dallas Baptist
This is another interesting Division Two option. Another All-American that was one of the best players in the Lone Star Conference last season. The slashing point guard averaged 20.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game last season. He has averaged double-digit scoring in all four seasons at Dallas Baptist. His playstyle is attacking, he wants to get to the basket and finish at the rim. Jacobs also has a very quick shot. He gets it out of his hand quickly after getting the ball in his shooting pocket.
These three guys are key for Coach Adams to get this offseason. All of these guys can score, defend, and are all-around basketball players that have had success. Which other players do you want to see Texas Tech recruit? Let us know in the comments or on Social Media!