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Texas Tech Basketball Lands Transfer Center Fardaws Aimaq

The train keeps rolling for Texas Tech! Yesterday it was announced that De’Vion Harmon would transfer to Tech, and now today it was announced that the 6’11 center will also come to Lubbock!

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He was down to three schools before making his decision. His final three schools were: Washington, Texas Tech & Texas.

The first thing that jumps out the gate is his stature, standing at 6’11 245 lbs, Fardaws adds a big-time presence to that center position.

Despite being this big, this dude can run the court which will help the Tech offense out a ton when they want to get out in transition.

This past season at Utah Valley, Aimaq averaged 18.9 points, 13.6 rebounds, and shot 43.5% from deep. He can immediately come in and Tech will be able to stretch the floor because this guy can shoot!

Out of the 32 games last season, Aimaq had 16 of those where he averaged 20+ points, so this guy is already a proven scorer. He had a season-high 34 points against Pepperdine.

Another important thing to take notice of is his rebounding ability. He had 15 games last season where he grabbed 15 or more rebounds, including a season-high 22 rebounds against BYU.

Another thing that really stands out is his defense. His shot-blocking ability is going to be such a vital role for Tech coming into this season.

With the new fast, quick guards that Tech has come in, look for them to really harp on the pick-and-roll and get this guy in mismatch situations or a free chance at the basket.

When he doesn’t have the ball in his hands, he knows how to maneuver into the open spaces to get the ball.

Aimaq is really strong with basketball and has really good strength. Once, he gets the ball within 4-5 feet of the basket, more than likely he is going to go up and slam it down.

We saw last season how important it was to have a big man hitting threes consistently as Bryson Williams did and how much of an impact that made in their games, and he brings that aspect of his game to Lubbock.

Aimaq has an impressive vision to find the open man either on the three-point line or under the basket when he does have the ball in his hand in the post.

Aimaq is immediately going to be a starter the second he steps foot on campus. When you look at this guy, you can’t help but see a combination of Tarik Owens and Bryson Williams. Has the size to be an impactful rim protector but has the offensive skill set to be one of the best in the country.

Adams and his staff have been on the jump the minutes he entered the portal, and this commitment is a huge get that fills a huge need for the Red Raiders!

With what he’s done in recruiting and now the transfer portal, Adams has proved once again that he and his staff can recruit to Lubbock and bring in big-time impactful players.

Tech now has one scholarship remaining. Look for them to add another transfer in the portal or another under-the-radar recruit that could come in and learn.

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Seth Blackstone
Seth Blackstone
6 months ago

I heard if he doesn’t get drafted into the NBA that he’ll come to Tech.

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