Texas Tech to Host Kentucky in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

The Wildcats will be in Lubbock.

The Kentucky Wildcats are set to travel to Lubbock, Texas (what world do we live in where this happens?) to play Texas Tech according to JonRothstein.

The Wildcats feature incoming freshmen Tyrese Maxey (6-3/185) who is a scoring machine and Kahlil Whitney (6-6/190) is one of those versatile wings that the NBA coets, while Ashton Hagans (6-3/190) plays the point for Kentucky and averaged 7.7 points and 4.3 assists, last year, while Nick Richards (6-11/245) will man the middle and averaged 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds a game.

Kentucky also dips their toes into the transfer market like Texas Tech and Bucknell transfer Nate Sestina (6-9/245), who averaged 15.8 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Bison last year.

John Calipari and Kentucky are picked as the #3 preseason team in the nation by CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish, with Texas Tech checking at #14. As I’ve previously mentioned, Parrish actually ranks the team on a weekly basis, so he spends more time thinking about this than most people do.

I updated the Texas Tech eligibility chart and the offseason was busy. Quite busy. As an aside, the “13” for the 2019 class includes the players going. There are 13 total scholarship players allowed in each season and with the current suspension of Deshawn Corprew (who it has been said will not play for Texas Tech going forward) Texas Tech still has one scholarship spot available for the upcoming season.

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 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
TOTALS 13 12 10 9 8 0
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)
Deshawn Corprew (6-5/210) % TR

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 | ! Transfer to Clemson | @ Transfer to Buffalo | # Recommitted to Arizona State | $ Transfer to Rice | % Currently suspended


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