TTU Basketball 2021-2022 Roster: Transfers and Returning Players

TTU mens basketball players Kevin Mccullar and Santos Silva
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TTU Basketball 2021-2022 Roster

Less than a year after almost the entire TTU Men’s Basketball Roster dispersed due to the leaving of head coach Chris Beard the team is looking to be back and better. Now led by new head coach Mark Adams who served as assistant coach to Chris Beard, the team is not only returning several key players but has been able to pick up several other players from the transfer portal. With that look for the TTU Men’s 2021-2022 Basketball Roster to be back and better than ever.

Returning Players

        With most of the team transferring off the TTU Men’s 2021-2022 basketball roster, only five players are returning for 2021-2022. With some big names returning and the top players transferred in, the Red Raiders will be a significant threat in the upcoming season. 

The first and arguably best player coming back for the Red Raiders is Terrance Shannon Jr. Now a junior, Shannon will make an immediate impact once again as he was one of Tech’s leading scorers. With the combination of his size and athleticism, Shannon will look to return and have another historic run after deciding not to enter the NBA Draft. 

The next player to keep an eye on for the Red Raiders is Clarence Nadolny. Being from France, Nadolny has had a relatively successful couple of years with the Red Raiders thus far. Last season he made strides as a player; look for him to be a possible 6th man for the Red Raiders next season. 

Another big-time player coming back for the Red Raiders is Marcus Santos-Silva. Last season Santos-Silva showed his dedication to the program and essentially played the big man role for the team. Being successful, look for Santos-Silva to make strides as a player as he looks to make it to the NBA. 

One core piece of the Texas Tech Men’s Basketball that will be returning is Kevin McCullar. Now, as a junior, look for McCullar to follow up on an outstanding season. Now taking more of a leadership role on the team, look for McCullar to led the team in many categories. 

The last player returning for the Red Raiders is Chibuzo Agbo. Last year having minimal minutes, he earned his keep late in the season, hitting several critical shots at the end of games. Heading into his sophomore year, look for Agbo to step up and make enormous contributions for the Red Raiders in the upcoming season. 


        Starting off the list of transfers for the TTU Men’s Basketball 2021-2022 roster is Bryson Williams. Transferring from UTEP, he brings size and versatility to the Red Raiders. Standing at 6’8” and 228 pounds, he averaged 15.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds and is dominant on the offensive end of the floor. Look for Williams to play a significant role for the Red Raiders in the upcoming season. 

The next transfer for the team is KJ Allen. Bringing popularity with him, Allen was on Netflix’s Last Chance U Basketball where he played at East Los Angeles College. The 6’6” small forward brings an immense amount of athleticism to the roster and can play on both ends of the court. Look for Allen to have a breakout year in his first year of division one/FCS basketball. 

Another transfer to keep an eye on from Florida State is Sardaar Calhoun. The 6’6” guard played his first season with Florida State, and while averaging 5.3 points and 13.9 minutes, he looks to be ready to make the jump and have more of a contributing role. 

Texas Tech, in past years, has had issues recruiting size but may have lucked out with their next transfer. Coming from Paris, France, and signed initially to Arizona, Daniel Batcho brings size to the team at 6’11”. While not playing a single minute of college basketball, Batcho will develop in his first year with the Red Raiders and pick up vital minutes. 

On the scoring side of things, Mylik Wilson brings offensive intensity and speed to the Red Raiders. Transferring from the Louisiana Rajun Cajuns, Wilson averaged 12.9 points per game and 5.5 rebounds. Along with his defensive ability, he will be a great addition to the Red Raiders in the upcoming season. 

Another transfer to the team that shows a lot of hope is Davion Warren. Transferring from Hampton, Warren averaged 21.2 points per game and 6.3 rebounds in his senior campaign. Look for Warren to dominate both ends of the floor as the Red Raiders look to improve from the season prior. 

The newest recruit for the Red Raiders is Kevin Obanor from Oral Roberts. He has narrowed down his choices between Arkansas and Texas Tech; he will big a huge target to add to the arsenal of players. The 6’8” forward averaged 18.7 points per game last season. Look for the Red Raiders with the addition of Obanor to have the ability to put points on the board while adding size and help on the defensive end.

The last recruit currently on the TTU Men’s Basketball 2021-2022 roster and one that may appear in the Red Raiders starting five is Adonis Arms. A graduate transfer from Winthrop and standing at 6’6” Arms is a phenomenal player. Playing the guard position, he averaged 10.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game with the eagles and will bring knowledge and versatility to both ends of the floor for the Red Raiders. 

Recruits from High School

        Texas Tech did not only have transfers; they also recruited out of high school. Right out of Lubbock, Texas, is Ethan Duncan. Graduating from Trinity Christian High School, he showed a ton of potential in his senior campaign. The 5’11” shooting guard is electric when on the floor and will be a great addition to the team. Look for Duncan’s first year with the Red Raiders to be a development year as he will look to improve to compete at the next level. 

Overview of TTU Basketball 2021-2022 Roster

        With a plethora of new players on the TTU Men’s 2021-2022 Basketball roster and a few spots still to fill. Look for the Red Raiders to a few more big moves in the off-season. In all, the 2021-2022 TTU Men’s Basketball will be back with an almost nearly new roster. They will be ready to compete at the highest level led by new head coach Mark Adams. The team will not only be after a Big 12 Championship but a national championship. 

Try to be there or tune in for their first game on November 9th in Lubbock against North Florida.

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Story by Campus Live Employee Trinity Porter

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