The Future of Texas Tech Men’s Basketball

Photo By Anthony Rodriguez of Campus Live

The 2020-2021 season of Men’s basketball is shaping up to be interesting. Davide Moretti announced he will be returning to Italy to go pro with Olimpia Milano, along with the declaration of Clarke and Ramsey to enter the draft.

Looking towards the future, there are many new transfers and players entering the program. Along with the returning roster, there is plenty of anticipation for the 2020-21 season. The amount of new and departing faces in the program will make the upcoming season very interesting. 

The Transfers

As earlier reported, Tech has known about two new transfers coming, those being Marcus Santos-Silva and Esahia Nyiwe. They played for VCU and Clarendon college respectively. With their accolades and records in their careers, it’s guaranteed they will bring a lot to the Men’s basketball program.

Marcus Santos-Silva is coming off a great Junior season at VCU. he led the team in scoring in 20 games last season and achieved Atlantic All-Tournament Honors in his sophomore season. He earned this following a 26-point, 22-rebound game against Rhode Island. He matched this performance at George Mason with a 26-point, 14-rebound game. 

Esahia Nywie averaged 2.7 points per game and had 16 blocks in 30 games as a reserve in his freshman season at Iowa Western. He also managed 2.3 blocked shots per game for a total of 64. His sophomore season at Clarendon, he averaged 8.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. 

In Recent News

In addition, Texas Tech has also recently announced that Mac McClung will be transferring from Georgetown. McClung is one of the most talked about players transferring. Many hope that he will be a key factor in filling the hole left by the players leaving the program. For example, in his Sophomore season at Georgetown, he averaged 15.7 points per game. Equivalent to the pace set by Jahmi’us Ramsey’s 15 points per game this past season.

All in all, the 2020-21 mens basketball season is shaping up to be very interesting. Even with key players departing Texas Tech, every new player coming in will help keep Texas Tech a force to be reckoned with. We can’t wait to get the season started and see what Tech has in store for the 2020-21 season. 

Story by Anthony Rodriguez, Creative Media for Campus Live

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