On Wednesday, Tubby Smith announced that the Texas Tech basketball team has added a big man from Lithuania. Rokas Ulvydas, a 6'11" forward from Kaunas, Lithuania, played at Mt. Zion Prep in Baltimore this past year. He will sit out this season, but is taking classes and will practice with the team. Ulvydas will be eligible to compete in the 2016-2017 season as a redshirt sophomore with three seasons of eligibility remaining.
The main thing with Ulvydas is first of all, his size, because being tall in basketball is better than not being tall in basketball. The guy moves pretty well for his size, defends and rebounds well, and has a nice soft shooting touch. Look for him to stretch some defenses next year.