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Mylik Wilson brings Explosive game-play and versatility to Texas Tech

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This week, Texas Tech has had our fair share of good news, and it seems to keep getting better. Starting off this week, the Red Raider Basketball team secured a commitment from a Louisiana transfer, Mylik Wilson!

While only being a sophomore, Wilson was explosive at guard, averaging 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2 steals per game last season.

Wilson was the teams leading scorer last season, and also was the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in 2020 and 2021 Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team.

Wilson will be put in the point guard position, he has an extremely explosive offensive game, and he knows how to run a game. While this is scary for some Tech fans, who are hoping Mac McClung will return, but either way, these two at point guard is exciting.

Wilson, standing at 6’3, has the ability on defense to steal the ball from opponents and then explosively take off on offense. He is a very versatile player, from being able to run a court on offense to getting steals from other teams, he can play the whole court, and it seems like that’s Mark Adam’s overall goal, getting a very versatile team.

The big thing about Wilson is he still has three years of eligibility available, and that is something Texas Tech basketball needs, because right now we are upper class-man dominant, and having a roster split between athletes with ranges of eligibility helps when new seasons come around.

“I’m excited to get there, I think it is a great school and has a great basketball program, I’m just ready to get to work,” Wilson told me.

The thing I have noticed with all of Mark Adams and Co. recruits or commitments is everyone wants to win, but they don’t just want to win, they want to put in the work to win. Wilson fits right into this group with his hard work ethic, and is someone who will be exciting to watch on the court here in Lubbock.

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3 years ago

I look forward to watching this team become a team. Malik Wilson appears to be exactly what is required to do that.

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