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The Morning Stake | 2022.08.15

Basketball lists.


College Hoops Today’s Jon Rothstein has a listicle of sorts regarding the Big 12. Just all sorts of projections and lists and all sorts of things. I’ll post the Texas Tech stuff, but there’s a ton there and definitely worth a click over.

5. Texas Tech
Projected Starting 5:
G De’Vion Harmon
G Elijah Fisher
G Jaylon Tyson
F Kevin Obanor
C Fardaws Aimaq
Projected Bench: KJ Allen, Robert Jennings, Lamar Washington, D’Maurian Williams, Richard Isaacs, Daniel Batcho, Clarence Nadolny, Kerwin Walton
Key Losses: Davion Warren, Bryson Williams, Marcus Santos-Silva, Adonis Arms, Terrence Shannon Jr., Chibuzo Agbo, Kevin McCullar, Mylik Wilson
Key Newcomers: Richard Isaacs, Robert Jennings, Lamar Washington, Jaylon Tyson (Texas), D’Maurian Williams (Gardner Webb), Fardaws Aimaq (Utah Valley), De’Vion Harmon (Oregon), Elijah Fisher, Kerwin Walton (North Carolina)

As an aside, I still think that Walton starts over Fisher because Fisher isn’t a guard and has not historically shot really well. He’s an inside guy to start (most likely).


Highlights from the scrimmage on Saturday.

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams writes about Cam’Ron Valdez and having to wait his turn at the running back position with SaRodorick Thompson and Tahj Brooks in front of him.

“My role this year is to be behind those guys,” he said, “and honestly, when my time comes, be there to make the plays I need to make. I’m looking forward to the season, honestly. I feel like it’s going to be a good year for me.”

I found this the other evening and commented on the Twitter machine that his comments about Texas Tech and Lubbock were pretty accurate to me, but now that I found the full video with why Josh Pate was talking about Texas Tech, I figure I’d post here. Pate seems pretty reasoned and has good thoughts on his 5 chaos teams, which includes Texas Tech. Pate discussing the Red Raiders around the 9 minute mark and as previously stated I think he nails Lubbock and Texas Tech.

Athlon Sports’ Steve Lassan has his top 50 breakout players and Myles Price makes the cut (they are in no particular order):

Myles Price, WR, Texas Tech
New offensive coordinator Zach Kittley was the architect behind WKU’s high-powered passing game (433.7 passing yards a game) last year. Price is the Red Raiders’ most proven option at receiver after he grabbed 37 receptions for 520 yards and two touchdowns in ’21. There should be no shortage of targets coming Price’s way in ’22.

Hell yeah.


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