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Kevin McCullar is ready to take charge

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New roster, new faces, McCullar is primed to take a big jump this season.

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Texas Tech has seen a lot of roster turnover in the past couple months. One of the few constants? Kevin McCullar.

McCullar is coming into his 3rd season ready to take a huge jump. We already saw a large jump this past season, but with Mac McClung gone and also possibly losing Terrence Shannon Jr, there is a lot of scoring and playmaking to be made up for.

McCullar stayed steady last season, averaging 10.4 points a game while hauling in 6.3 rebounds and dishing out 2.1 assists. There’s plenty of room for improvement in all 3 categories but those were large jumps from the previous season.

McCullar is going to bring a lot of leadership to this squad, and they’re gonna need it. He has been with the program the longest as far as players go, so he’s gonna need to help all the new faces buy into what this team wants to do. If Tech is gonna go far, it’ll be based a lot on what McCullar does.

We saw McCullar start to develop a consistent midrange jumper, and even start to extend his range out to the 3. If he can get a consistent 3 pointer, McCullar is going to be one of the best 2 way players in the nation.

Tech has been built on defense and that will not change. McCullar has been an elite on ball defender the last 2 seasons and makes all the correct hustle plays. His defense already sets a great example for what Tech wants out of their players, and McCullar will continue to set that example this upcoming season.

Kevin McCullar will be vital to this teams success and Tech should have high expectations for him coming into the season. Look for McCullar to take large steps offensively this season, and for him to possibly play himself into an NBA draft spot for next year.