Texas Tech basketball all-decade team: The point guards

LUBBOCK, TX - JANUARY 31: Keenan Evans
LUBBOCK, TX - JANUARY 31: Keenan Evans /
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Luke Adams #13 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Luke Adams #13 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Honorable mention: Luke Adams, Ty Nurse, Josh Gray

Before we get to our three selections, let’s give some love to some players that were not quite at the level of an all-decade team but who fans might remember.  We will start with one of the most inspirational players in program history.

From 2011-2015, Luke Adams improbably carved a role for himself as a key contributor for the Red Raiders.  Born without the ability to hear and being only 5-foot-7, the son of current Texas Tech assistant coach Mark Adams was one of the most unlikely contributors to ever earn playing time in Lubbock.

For his career, he averaged 2.1 points and 0.7 assists per game, while playing for three different head coaches.  Overcoming the odds to become a letter winner for a Big 12 team, Adams remains one of the most memorable players in recent Tech history.  He’s now an assistant coach at South Plains J.C.

Tech fans may also remember the name of Ty Nurse.  After transferring to Tech from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, the 6-foot-1 guard averaged 5.7 points and 1.7 assists per game in 59 career appearances from 2011-13.  He began his career with a career-high 29 points in his Red Raider debut against Troy in 2011.

One point guard that had the look of a potential star but who left after just one year was Josh Gray.  A top 25 player in Texas in the class of 2012, the 6-foot-1 Houston product left for LSU after averaging 9.3 points (a career-high) and 2.3 assists per game for the Red Raiders in 2012-13.