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Joel Ntambwe Returns to Texas Tech and Is On Roster

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You want to know what a loaded lineup looks like? Just skip past all of these dumb words and scroll down.

Yesterday, Adam Zagoria was the first to report that Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard confirmed that forward Joel Ntambwe returned to campus and is on the roster and will return and play for the Red Raiders.

The forwards are ridiculous and I think I can envision a scenario where the small forwards are actually guards and the forwards are forwards. The starting 5 will be one of the toughest spots to get in Lubbock and the practices will be the stuff of legends.

The only thing that remains is the waiver of Mac McClung and if he becomes eligible then this is the type of team that dreams are made of. This lineup is basically made of Snickers and unicorns.

The downside here is that there are not enough spots and a player must be cut. The limit is 13 players so there is a player currently on campus that won’t be on campus any longer, or maybe a player becomes a walk-on? I don’t know and as you all know, I don’t speculate as to who that might be. And McClung’s and Burton’s boxes for 2021 are red because they may have to redshirt the 2020-21 season and once they receive that waiver, then that box would become black and they would have a redshirt year placed at the end of their career.

Eligibility Chart

Position Player 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Coming
Guard Kyler Edwards (6-4/200)
Clarence Nadolny (6-3/195)
Nimari Burnett (6-3/185) HS
Avery Benson (6-4/200) WO
Jamarius Burton (6-4/210) *!* WSU
Mac McClung (6-2/186) *%* GU
Small Forward Terrence Shannon, Jr. (6-6/210)
Kevin McCullar (6-6/195)
Micah Peavy (6-7/172) HS
Forwards Joel Ntambwe (6-9/210) *#*
Tyreek Smith (6-7/215)
Chibuzo Agbo, Jr. (6-7/215) HS
Esahia Nyiwe (6-10/210) JC
Marcus Santos-Silva (6-7/250) *@* VCU
Center Vladislav Goldin (7-1/220) HS
TOTALS 13 14 13 11 5 0
Going
Guard Jahmi’us Ramsey (6-4/190) $ $ $ $ $
Davide Moretti (6-2/175) $ $ $
Forward TJ Holyfield (6-8/230)
Chris Clarke (6-6/215)
Andrei Savrasov (6-9/215) *^* TR TR TR
Center Russel Tchewa (7-0/255) *!!* TR TR TR TR

13 scholarships each year | Black Box = Scholarship Year | Red Box = Redshirt Year | HS = Playing high school | JC = Playing junior college | TR = Transfer | $ = Declared for NBA Draft or Signed With Pro Team | NA = No Longer Attending | *#* Transfer from UNLV | *!* Transfer from Wichita State | *@* Transfer from Virginia Commonwealth | *%* Transfer from Georgetown | *^* Transfers to Georgia Southern | *!!* Transfers to South Florida | WO Walk-on

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