Texas Tech Basketball: Introducing the newcomers

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Feb 8, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Robert Turner (14) celebrates with the Red Raider student body after upsetting the Oklahoma State Cowboys at United Spirit Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Williamson – Guard/Forward

The 6-foot-6 Williamson from Orlando, Florida was the prize recruit of last year’s recruiting class. He was ranked as the No. 15 player in the state of Florida and he comes to Texas Tech with high expectations.

Averaging 15.6 points per game, Williamson scored 1,106 points in his high school career trailing only former NBA star Darryl Dawkins on the school’s career scoring list. The lanky freshman was a point guard in high school dishing out over six assists per game and this experience will make him an effective ball handler on the wing in college.

The list of schools to offer Williamson a scholarship is impressive. In addition to Texas Tech, Williamson had offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Commonwealth and Virginia Tech.

With Williamson in the fold, Texas Tech adds a potentially elite defensive guard that can also defend small forwards. He will need to add weight to his tall frame to withstand the rigors of the physical Big 12.

At times, scouts say Williamson can be passive and may lack aggression. Scouts also say that he needs to improve his 3-point shot in order to become a complete guard at the collegiate level.

Check out this video for a look at Williamson in action.

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