Texas Tech Basketball: Introducing the newcomers

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Feb 21, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders huddle before the game with the Oklahoma Sooners at United Supermarkets Arena. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Devon Thomas – Point Guard

Thomas, a junior college transfer from Cloud County Community College in Kansas, is lightning-quick with the ball in his hands. He is also a natural scorer averaging 16.9 points per game at Cloud County.

His 51.8 shooting percentage (including 29.9 percent from 3-point range) suggests that Thomas could be a scoring option that Texas Tech desperately lacked at times last season. Thomas scored in double figures in 29 of 32 games at Cloud County and he is the type of player Texas Tech will need this year since the NCAA has reduced the shot clock to 30 seconds.

Thomas is expected to compete with sophomore point guard Keenan Evans for the starting point guard spot but it is most likely that he will begin the season coming off the bench as he learns Tubby Smith’s system and adjusts to the Big 12 game.

However, Thomas does have Division I experience after playing his freshman year at Missouri State averaging 3.2 points per game before transferring to Cloud County.

You can see his freshman year highlights in the video below.

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