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Missouri Guard CJ Roberts to Transfer to Texas Tech

Texas Tech adds a former top 100 player to the team.

How do you make what is already a pretty sweet day even better? How about landing a former 4-star and top 100 player. Missouri point guard CJ Roberts confirmed on Twitter that he is transferring to Texas Tech:

Roberts (6-0/180) was a 2017 signee with Missouri, but had not received any playing time since the beginning of December. Via KC Star’s Alex Schiffer, Roberts father Craig Roberts said that he wants to play and that he would transfer:

Roberts, a 6-foot combo guard from Irving, Texas, has not played in the regular season. Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin, after the Tigers’ second game of the season, announced that Roberts would redshirt.

“He loves the school, he loves his teammates, but he wants to play,” Craig Roberts said Thursday. “He wants to look for a situation where he can play.”

Roberts is said to be a combo-guard, but he’s got pretty terrific handles and I’d guess that he’s a scoring point guard, sorta like Keenan Evans, for Texas Tech.

You can check out all of Roberts’ recruiting profiles if that’s your thing: ESPN; Rivals; and 24/7 Sports.

Chris Level tweeted that Roberts would arrive in Lubbock in January and be eligible in January of 2019, essentially a year from now. Level also stated that much credit goes to assistant coach Chris Ogden for getting the Roberts’ transfer. And of all things, Craig Roberts, CJ’s dad, responded to Level by stating that it was all of the assistants and GA’s:

Credit the entire staff plz don’t leave out Coach Burg,Coach Adams,Coach Pinkins, & all the GA’s

Sounds like one helluva team effort.

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