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Sardaar Calhoun Brings Knock-Down Shooting and Defense to the Red Raiders

The Red Raiders added not only a knock-down shooter, but a great defender as well!

Photo CC: AP/ Darron Cummings

The latest transfer to commit to the Red Raiders is a lanky guard from Florida State in Sardaar Calhoun. He was not a starter or even a huge scorer for the Seminoles last season. He did play a crucial role off the bench in Florida States’ Sweet 16 run this past season. He will fill a need for the Red Raiders by being a lanky defensive guard/ forward that can knock down the outside shot.

In 2019, Calhoun started his college career at Missouri State – West Plains, a Junior College. He was stellar in his two seasons there. Over those two seasons, he averaged 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. He was named to the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference First Team in both 2019 and 2020. Calhoun was known as a knock-down three point shooter, something he will be relied on for in Lubbock. He shot 42% from behind the arc in 2019 and 45% in 2020. He also scored 48 points in one game and over 1,000 in just two seasons.

He fits into the system at Texas Tech. His highlights include a bunch of steals and shot contests on the defensive end. Calhoun gets out in transition really well and knows what spots he shoots best from as he often gets in the corner. He also gets into the lane and can finish with running floaters from both sides of the floor.

I’m not sure if he starts but right now, I do know he will play a significant role on this team. I know his stats were not great at Florida State last season but he was slated to start this season for the Seminoles. I predict him splitting time, at least at first, with other transfer Chandler Jacobs at the shooting guard spot.

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3 years ago

That jump-back, jump-up-and-shoot move should be money. Good leaping ability. Quick off the dribble. I like this guy’s abilities and they could help Tech get to the post season and beyond.

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