It was announced that Oregon Guard De’Vion Harmon will transfer to Texas Tech giving Mark Adams and his staff yet another impactful player from the portal.
Many Red Raider fans will recognize this name and player from his time at Oklahoma before he transferred last season to Oregon.
There were rumors of his coming to Tech for a while, but it started to take shape more when he finally entered the transfer portal a couple of days ago.
During his time at Oklahoma, in 2020-21, Harmon averaged 12.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals a game.
Harmon is very much known for his defense and the way he is able to use his skills to lock up people at that point guard position.
In the two games he played against the Red Raiders that season, he put up 17 and 12 points in those contests.
After two seasons with the Sooners, Harmon decided to enter the portal after they had gone through a coaching change from Lon Kruger to Porter Moser.
Harmon has a very unique skill set that has been on display. He knows how to run that point guard position and find the open man or make you pay with his mid-range game and outside shooting.
During this past season at Oregon, Harmon averaged 10.8 points, 1.3 steals, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists. He also racked up 21 games where he scored double-digits including a season-high 21 points against Stanford.
He fits into specifically what this staff is looking for because he is such an elite perimeter defender and is able to people in front of him.
I think one of the more underrated aspects of his game is his deep shooting ability. For his career, he is averaging 34.9% from deep, while shooting 36% this past season for the Ducks.
Harmon knows how to take people off the dribble and find space and knock down those mid-range shots consistently.
I think Harmon will be a great compliment to that backcourt for Texas Tech, who has already shown they know how to guard.
Already having guys like Mylik Wilson and now adding a guy like Harmon, Tech has very elite guards that can defend the ball and lock up those scorers that the Big 12 has to offer.
Finding a point guard that can score and defend is rare and I think Harmon will pair very well with incoming freshman “Pop Pop” Isaacs who we have seen can score with the best of them.
Guard was a position they needed to address, especially the point guard position and I think Harmon is one of the more under-the-radar guys in the transfer portal that could make an immediate impact this season.
Don’t think this staff is done quite yet. They still have a couple of roster spots to fill, which we could see start falling into place very soon with some other possibly big-time names in the portal!
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