Mark Adams is at it again.
Texas Tech has landed another commitment, this time from Winthrop guard Adonis Arms. Coming in at 6’6, Arms is a really lengthy guard that fits the type of player Tech loves for the No Middle defense.
While only averaging 17 minutes a game, Arms averaged 10.4 points to go along with 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists. The minutes might be a little worrying at first sight, but they shouldn’t be. Winthrop in conference play went 10 deep and did hockey like subs, 5 in 5 out. In a system not predicated on platoon substitutions, Adams would have averaged at least 25+ minutes.
This roster is starting to come together, here is where we stand right now:
Clarence Nadolny: G
Avery Benson: G
Chandler Jacobs: G
Adonis Arms: G
Chibuzo Agbo: G/F
Kevin McCullar: F
KJ Allen: F
Marcus Santos-Silva: F/C
This is a great start to this offseason for Adams. With the high possibility of Mac McClung coming back, the roster is really starting to shape up. Adding a couple big guys to take the load off of MSS and KJ Allen are probably next on Coach Adams list.
Arms is going to bring a lot of versatility to the roster. His wingspan and height will create problems for other guards and make their lives really tough night in and night out. Offensively he brings another weapon that can give 15-20 points on any given night.
Though his competition wasn’t anything like he’ll see nightly in the Big 12, Arms performed great in his March Madness appearance facing Villanova, putting up 10 points in 17 minutes.
Tech is starting to put together a roster to try to make another run at the Big 12 title, and we’re getting a lot of good pieces to do it.