UNLV Forward Joel Ntambwe to Transfer to Texas Tech

Roster complete?

Player: Joel Ntambwe
Position: Forward
Height / Weight: 6-9/210
College: UNLV (Kinsasha, Dem. Rep. Congo)
Commitment Date: May 26, 2019

Well, Texas Tech now has 13 scholarship players committed at this point with R.J. Hampton yet to decide. Let’s see what happens.

Last year, Ntambwe played for UNLV and averaged 11.8 points, on 40.9% from the field, 38.6% from the three-point line, 5.5 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.5 steals a game for the Runnin’ Rebels. That’s a pretty successful season by standard, especially since Ntambwe had only 1 offer coming out of Aspire Basektball Academy in Louisville, Kentucky.

Strangely, coming out of high school, Ntambwe was deemed to be a shooting guard, but he’s somewhat of a forward, at the very least he’ll have to guard forwards.

And in the 2019-20 season Ntambwe will redshirt, so he’ll sit out the entire year and won’t play a single play for Texas Tech unless Ntambwe receives some sort of waiver as a result of his transfer. Ntambwe’s best game was against Wyoming and he was in a terrific spot in that he was averaging double-figures, shooting the ball relatively well and taking lots of shots. But then he started to fade as the season progressed and his last 6 games, Ntambwe had 7, 5, 7, 4, 6, and 4 points, while taking a high of 6 shots. It would appear that someone told him to relax with the high shot attempts.

And on a personal note, Ntambwe is from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is where my son Youssouf is from so that’s going to be a ton of fun for him.

Eligibility Chart

Position Player 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Guard Davide Moretti (6-2/175)
Kyler Edwards (6-3/200)
Kevin McCullar (6-5/180)
Jahmius Ramsey (6-4/190) HS
Clarence Nadolny (6-3/190) HS
Forward Deshawn Corprew (6-5/210)
Andre Savrasov (6-9/215)
Terrence Shannon, Jr. (6-7/185) HS
TJ Holyfield (6-8/230)* TR
Chris Clarke (6-6/215)** TR
Tyreek Smith (6-8/205) HS
Joel Ntambwe (6-9/210)*** TR
Center Russel Tchewa (7-0/255) HS
Matt Mooney (6-3/200)
Jarrett Culver (6-5/195) NBA
Brandone Francis (6-5/215)
Khavon Moore (6-7/215) TR
Josh Mballa (6-7/215) TR
Khalid Thomas (6-9/210) JC NA
Norense Odiase (6-8/250)
Malik Ondigo (6-10/215) TR
Tariq Owens (6-10/205)
TOTALS 13 13 11 9 8 0

13 scholarships each year | Black Box = Scholarship Year | Red Box = Redshirt Year | HS = Playing high school | JC = Playing junior college | TR = Transfer | NBA = Declared for NBA Draft | NA = No Longer Attending | *Transfer from SFA | **Transfer from Virginia Tech | ***Transfer from UNLV


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