It’s the beginning of May. The Red Raiders have brought in some great pieces and the roster is beginning to take shape. With 3-4 more players potentially on the way, this prediction will most likely change as time goes on. I plan on making another prediction in Mid June (after the NBA Draft Withdrawal Deadline) and in August or September as the team is beginning to practice. With that said, let’s get to my prediction:
Point Guard: De’Vion Harmon
Harmon has a ton of Power 6 Conference experience playing at both Oklahoma and Oregon during his collegiate career. He’s averaged 10.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2 assists per game over his three-season career. Coach Adams was looking for a truer point guard to run his offense this season after Kevin McCullar (Transfer Portal) and Adonis Arms (Graduated) split those duties last season.
The Coaching Staff could not have found a better player to run their offense, whatever it may look like this season with Associate Head Coach and “Offensive Coordinator” Barrett Peery leaving to coach at UNLV.
Guard: D’Maurian Williams
This guard spot was the hardest to get a read on. I truly believe the Coaching Staff is looking for another portal guy to fill this spot but based on who we know is coming back, Williams is the best fit. Williams averaged 14.5 points per game last season for Gardner-Webb while shooting almost 40% from three-point range.
Guard/Forward: Jaylon Tyson
Tyson’s journey to Texas Tech has been incredible to say the very least. We interviewed him last week about it (you can watch it here). Tyson is a three-level scorer that should come in and average double-digits in scoring and be the main piece in the Red Raiders’ offense this season.
Forward: Kevin Obanor
Obanor is the only returning starter from last season’s team and he is poised to have a true breakout season for the Red Raiders. He not only became one of the nation’s best three-point shooting bigs, but Obanor also recorded double-doubles in all of the NCAA Tournament games.
Obanor is the kind of player that could come in and average a double-double for Tech while also shooting over 40% from three-point range.
Center: Fardaws Aimaq
Aimaq is still in the NBA Draft and said last week he is “50-50” on coming back to college but will attend Texas Tech if he does. He brings so much to the table between his interior defense and his shooting ability, he is the perfect frontcourt companion to Kevin Obanor.
Aimaq has averaged a double-double the last two seasons and was the WAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2022.
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