Eight Texas Tech Basketball Players Who Must Improve

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Jan 24, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders center Isaiah Manderson (1) looks to pass the ball against the Iowa State Cyclones in the first half at United Supermarkets Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Isaiah Manderson

Isaiah Manderson has only played four years of organized basketball. However, the freshman showed excellent footwork in the post, and a soft touch in the paint.

Manderson was Tech’s most improved player during the season but he is nowhere near reaching his full potential. At 235 lbs. he must add weight to his slender frame in order to be a physical presence in the rugged Big 12. It is also imperative that his free-throw percentage improve from 50 percent.

With increased playing time, Manderson should also grab more rebounds than 2.8 per game, but for this to happen he will need to add strength to his 6’10” frame.