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The Morning Stake | 2019.04.16

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Top 25. D1Baseball has their top 25 and Texas Tech has dropped to 22nd overall, down from 15th overall.

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Culver at #6. CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish has his latest mock draft with Jarrett Culver at #6, one spot behind Virginia’s DeAndre Hunter:

Culver projects as the second straight sub-100 high school prospect to become a top-20 pick within two years of enrolling at Texas Tech, which speaks volumes about the development happening inside Chris Beard’s program. The 6-6 sophomore averaged 18.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 32.5 minutes per game this season while leading Texas Tech to the title game of the NCAA Tournament. Yes, he was badly outplayed by Hunter in that title game — but that shouldn’t keep Culver from going in the top 10 of this draft.

Again, Culver is a top 10 player. He should declare for the draft and I want him to make a lot of money.

Southern Miss Opening. Sun Herald’s Patrick Magee writes about head coaching options for Southern Miss as their head coach, Doc Sadler, stepped down last week, and Mark Adams is listed as an option:

Texas Tech assistant Mark Adams: The Red Raiders are fresh off a run to the national title game with Adams playing a key role in their success. He was credited by head coach Chris Beard with helping develop a dominant defensive scheme that held opponents in the NCAA Tournament to an average of 55.8 points a game. Adams, who is a 1979 graduate of Texas Tech, has been on the staff in Lubbock since 2016. He has experience as a Division I head coach during his time at Texas-Pan American from 1992-97. Adams had a controversial exit there when he was forced out at Texas-Pan Am over allegations of NCAA rules violations. He was the head coach at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas, from 2004-13, leading the program to a total of 233 wins and the 2010 NJCAA national title. He was also a head coach at Div. II West Texas A&M from 1987-92 and an assistant at Little Rock in 2015-16.

I honestly had no idea about the issues at Texas-Pan Am, but those issues were seemingly pretty innocuous, “The violations are in connection with off-campus basketball camps, use of gym facilities, special benefits to student athletes involving medical treatment, automobile transportation and lodging, involvement by coaching staff members in correspondence courses, student work production in correspondence courses and disregard of university and NCAA instructions on rules on investigation.”

Non-Conference Tournament. Via Jon Rothstein, Texas Tech will play in the Las Vegas Invitational.

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Mic’d Up with Defensive Line Coach Paul Randolph.

Congrats to Farrar.

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