Mark Adams has gotten yet another versatile guard to commit to Texas Tech.
Adams has been playing the transfer game really aggressively. This is now his 4th guard he’s gotten from the portal. Wilson along with Adonis Arms, Chandler Jacobs and Davion Warren is going to make for a really tough and gritty guard rotation.
Wilson is as versatile of a guard as they come. He’s a true 2-way player, averaging 12.9 points a game while also averaging 2 steals and 1 block a game. To go along with 12.9 points, he also averaged 5.5 rebound and 3.2 assists. Wilson is adding to a room that already has some great versatile players.
Last year, Wilson had a game high of 25 points, showing he can really put the ball in the basket if he needs too. That paired with his elite on ball defense is going to bring a huge boost to the defense.
Wilson committing does raise some questions. Tech hasn’t grabbed any big men off of the portal despite losing Tyreek Smith and 7 footer Vlad Goldin. They have been pushing for some and are on the lists of a couple top named big men, but with the possibility of Mac McClung and Terrence Shannon coming back, there isn’t a lot of roster room remaining.
There shouldn’t be too much panic right now, as there is a lot of time before the season starts, but it is something to note.
Let's look at the good of this commitment though. Tech is adding an elite defensive talent that will create trouble for anyone on ball. They have so much versatility in their back court with Arms, Jacobs, Warren and Wilson. That doesn’t even mention having Nadolny, Agbo and Benson also there. In the front court, there is quite a bit of work to do, but right now Tech has Marcus Santos-Silva, Kevin McCullar, and KJ Allen. Adonis Arms and Davion Warren could possibly slide into the front court, with both of them being 6’6.
The roster is starting to be close to full and we have a lot to look forward to. Terrence Shannon Jr. is a projected 2nd rounder, so there isn’t a great chance he comes back. Mac McClung on the other hand has a much greater chance of coming back. If Mac comes back and joins this already loaded guard room, we could be looking at a huge year with high expectations. This is looking like a great offseason for Tech basketball, and there's still a lot of time left in it.