One of the bigger things to happen to Texas Tech basketball has been the uptake in recruiting. This seemingly started when current Texas Tech guard Jahmi’us Ramsey committed and signed with the Red Raiders. Other big names on the recruiting trail such as current Red Raider Terrence Shannon Jr. and current Duncanville (TX) forward Micah Peavy also made huge waves signing with the Red Raiders.
No name though has been bigger than Nimari Burnett. Burnett is currently rated as the No. 24 prospect in the country by 247Sports and is listed as the 6th highest rated combo guard in the country by the same media outlet. He has now been officially announced as a McDonald’s All-American, the first men’s Red Raider signee to be named a McDonald’s All-American.
Congrats to @JalenRomande @NimariBurnett Much Deserving. We have had a McDonald’s all American on our roster for all of our 7 seasons. @adidasHoops pic.twitter.com/mpOUmEDbSn— Prolific Prep (@ProlificPrep) January 23, 2020
Burnett has been a highlight machine at Prolific Prep. There is definite reason to believe that he will be a one and done type of player and there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Burnett will be a first round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. Let’s commend Coach Beard and his staff on convincing this signee to come to Lubbock and we wish him the best in the rest of this season.
Let’s hope that this selection for Burnett is a sign of things to come, both for him and for Texas Tech, as this could be just the beginning of the recruiting boom for the Red Raiders. What do you think of Burnett’s selection as a McDonald’s All-American? Let us know by commenting down below!