Eight Texas Tech Basketball Players Who Must Improve

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Feb 28, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders forward Zach Smith (11) goes to dunk the ball against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the second half at United Supermarkets Arena. Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State 63-62. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Zach Smith

Zach Smith was arguably Tech’s most consistent player in all aspects of the game. He has an impressive understanding of where to be on the court and Tubby Smith considers Zach Smith to be one of his most reliable players.

To compliment his supernatural physical ability, Smith must work on his mid-range jump shot and not rely on dunks as his primary method of scoring. He also needs to improve his ball handling. He often looked timid with the ball in the open court picking up his dribble as soon as he crossed center court. His development in this area would be a tremendous asset against teams that apply full court pressure.

Improved ball-handling combined with his jumping ability would make Smith a nightmare once the press is broken, and he is involved in a fast break situation.