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Texas Tech basketball reloads its roster

Coach Beard adds two more stud commitments to his resume

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Red Raider Nation got a welcome surprise to start the week as we welcomed two new commitments.

Davide Moretti, the 6’3” guard from Bologna, Italy committed to the Red Raiders over the weekend after taking a US college trip to decide where he would be playing.

The Italian guard chose Tech over storied college basketball programs like Utah, UConn, and Indiana. The 19-year old was the youngest member for Universo Treviso last season averaging 13 points and 3 rebounds per game, and is also a member of the Italian Under-20 team. Moretti, a coach’s son, will join the already stacked 2017 class this fall.

Monday, Coach Beard received the first commitment of 2018 with DeShawn Corprew announcing his decision.

Corprew, a former ESPN top 100 player, originally signed with Texas A&M in 2016, but was deemed ineligible by the NCAA. Corprew has since left College Station and joined South Plains for this upcoming season. Corprew will still play with SPC for the 2017-2018 season, but is eligible immediately afterwards and will have three remaining years of eligibility. South Plains coach Steve Green once compared Corprew to LeBron James, which is extremely high praise for the 6’5” forward from Virginia.

With Millinghaus’ departure and Moretti’s commitment, that makes a total of seven new incoming players that will be in Lubbock this fall. The 2017 class is currently one of the highest rated recruiting classes in Texas Tech basketball history, and with Beard getting an early start on 2018, it looks like this will only be the beginning.