Basketball

Louisiana Guard Mylik Wilson to Transfer to Texas Tech

Some guard help on the way.

Texas Tech and Mark Adams received another transfer commitment, this time from sophomore Louisiana guard Mylik Wilson (6-3/175). Wilson just finished his sophomore year for Louisiana where he averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2 steals per game.

Wilson is a long and lean defender specialist. I mean that in both the good ways and the not-so-good ways. Wilson largely averaged nearly 13 points a game based off of incredible defense, rangy play, steals, and taking the ball to the bucket. What he did not do is shoot very well at all, 26% from the three-point line and 31% from far away on two-point shots. What Wilson did really well though is attack the rim, over half of his two-point shots were close to the rim and when he did get foul, he made 73% of his free throws.

Where Wilson really excels is every other aspect of being a basketball player. In the BPM category, which is Box Plus/Minus, Wilson had a 2.8, which is basically all-conference caliber performance, so he’s affecting the game in significant ways while he is on the court, but it may not show up in Wilson’s actual stats, but his appearance on the court does net positive results. Wilson has a high steal rate, so he’s affecting a lot of passes. The highlight from below probably perfectly captures what Wilson does very well.

RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan spoke with Wilson about his commitment:

New Texas Tech assistant coach Talvin Hester, who came over from Louisiana Tech, has coached against Wilson the previous two seasons, and it was that previous relationship that helped the Red Raiders land the former Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.

“As soon as I hit the portal coach Hester hit me, he came from Louisiana Tech and he’s been watching me since high school. When I hit the portal he was really on me hard, he wanted me there bad.

Eligibility Chart

Now we get to the eligibility chart, where there are still four spots available, maybe another guard and hopefully some bigs are on the way. As you may all recall, the black squares signify a current year of eligibility and the red square represents a redshirt year. Both Terrence Shannon, Jr. and Mac McClung have declared for the NBA Draft and have not announced if they will return to Texas Tech.

Position Player 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026
Guards Clarence Nadolny | (6-3/195) | JR
Avery Benson | (6-4/200) | SR WO
Chandler Jacobs | (6-3/185) | SR
Mylik Wilson | (6-3/175) | JR
Ethan Duncan | (5-11/160) | FR WO WO WO WO
Wings Kevin McCullar | (6-6/195) | JR
Chibuzo Agbo, Jr. | (6-7/215) | SO
KJ Allen | (6-6/215) | SO
Adonis Arms | (6-6/205) | SR
Davion Warren | (6-6/210) | SR
Bigs Marcus Santos-Silva | (6-7/250) | SR
TOTALS 9 5 2 0 0
Kyler Edwards | (6-4/200) | SR TR
Mac McClung | (6-2/186) | SR *NBA
Terrence Shannon, Jr. | (6-6/210) | JR *NBA
Micah Peavy | (6-7/172) | SO TR
Jamarius Burton | (6-4/210) | JR TR
Tyreek Smith | (6-7/215) | SO TR
Vladislav Goldin | (7-1/220) | FR TR
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