The Morning Stake

The Morning Stake | 2018.06.14

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Texas Tech Baseball

Congrats to Josh Jung and Grant Little who were named All-America honors by D1Baseball (TexasTech). Not only that, but Caleb Kilian, Grant Little, Zach Rheams and Josh Jung were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Midwest Region teams TexasTech). But we’re not done yet as Gabe Holt, Josh Jung and Grant Little were named the Perfect Game/Rawlings All-America award list (TexasTech). Oh, and Gabe Holt was named First Team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (TexasTech).

Gabe Holt is getting recognized back in Georgia through the Macon Telegraph and how Holt never made it to Georgia is beyond me, but I’ll take it every day and twice on Sundays.

Texas Tech Basketball

Texas Tech has Kevin McCullars on campus for his official visit, starting yesterday and going through Friday (Kevin McCullar via Twitter). This is a big deal for Texas Tech to get McCullar, whose parents went to Texas Tech.

The NBA Draft isn’t too far away rumors are starting to heat up, including a rumor that the Los Angeles Lakers are infatuated with Zhaire Smith and would love to take him with their 25th pick, but know that they’ll probably have to move up (HoopsHype):

“I’ve heard that the Lakers are either looking to add a pick in the middle of the first round or trade up from the 25th pick into the middle of the first round to draft the player that they’re targeting. Zhaire Smith is the name that I’ve heard that they’re very high on.”

And here is a profile on Zhaire Smith from the Minnesota Timberwolves site.

Texas Tech Football

Yesterday, Kliff Kingsbury and David Gibbs were part of a Q&A at the San Angelo Football Clinic, along with some guy named Nick Saban, who was probably the keynote speaker (SanAngeloLive). Still though, it’s not a surprise to see the staff head out to San Angelo where key quarterback target Maverick McIvor lives.

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