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Two Transfers Texas Tech Basketball Should Target

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With there just being a little over five months left until the season, the Red Raiders’ roster is set in a bunch of places. There are enough wings with experience on this team. The hard part will be sorting out who gets playing time and at what position. Coach Adams and his coaching staff still have four scholarships left for this next season, which is a ton considering how many players they have already brought in. Here’s who they should target:

Kevin Samuel – Center, TCU

Samuel has been a constant thorn in the Red Raider’s side the past two seasons while he was at TCU. He averaged 8 points and 8 rebounds last season for the Horned Frogs and is looking for a new home. There have been rumors stating that there is mutual interest between Texas Tech and Samuel.

If he commits to Tech, Samuel would be eligible to play immediately and have two seasons of eligibility. Not only would he play, I believe he would start at center. Here’s what my starting lineup would look like with Samuel at center:

CenterKevin Samuel
Power ForwardMarcus Santos- Silva
Small ForwardKevin McCullar
Shooting GuardSardaar Calhoun
Point GuardMylik Wilson

This lineup honestly reminds me of the 2019 National Runner-Up starting lineup. Two center-types starting the game would be on-style for Coach Adams and the Red Raiders.

EJ Onu – Power Forward, Shawnee State University

Onu is an interesting prospect. He is currently in the NBA Draft and has signed with an agent, but an NCAA-Certified Agent meaning he could potentially still go back to college. He signed with NAIA Shawnee State in 2017 and put up good numbers until this past season when he put up incredible numbers. He averaged 17.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game.

Onu would most likely start at the center or power forward spot. He has great size at 6’11 and a huge wingspan. Not only that, he three-point shooting was at 47% last season, which makes him a legit stretch-five that can block shots. Here’s where I see the starting lineup with Onu on board:

CenterEJ Onu
Power ForwardMarcus Santos-Silva
Small ForwardKevin McCullar
Shooting GuardSardaar Calhoun
Point GuardMylik Wilson

It might also be worth noting that Onu and former Red Raider Matt Mooney have been seen working out together. Mooney is a huge supporter of the program and could help Adams and Staff recruit Onu to Lubbock if he decides to not pursue the NBA Draft!

Both of these guys would be quality additions to the Red Raider Basketball Program. Who do you think the Red Raiders will go after? Let us know in the comments!

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