Texas Tech basketball: Red Raiders make cut for elite shooting guard

Dallan “Deebo” Coleman, a 4-star shooting guard, has trimmed his list to 10 schools and the Texas Tech basketball program has made the cut.

Every basketball fan loves a pure shooter.  So it’s no wonder that one of the best shooters in the nation, Dallan “Deebo” Coleman, is one of the most highly sought-after players in the class of 2021.

Recently, the Florida native cut his list to ten schools and the Red Raiders made the cut.  Also still in the mix are Auburn, Virginia, Central Florida, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Wake Forest, Montana State, and Memphis.

In addition to the above programs, such schools as Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, and Oklahoma State have also extended to Coleman scholarship offers.  And given the way he shoots the ball, it’s easy to see why.

“A physical shooting guard with a smooth and skilled game,” writes Jerry Meyer of 247Sports.com. “Not an overly explosive athlete, but can impose himself on the court with the combo of his strength, skill, basketball IQ and smooth athleticism. His standout skill is his shooting. Has a silky shot and deep range. Shoots well off dribble and the catch. Good ball handler who can see the court. Solid defender and rebounder. His shooting, though, is what makes him standout.”

Adding shooting needs to be a priority for the Red Raiders in the upcoming class.  That’s because the team’s only proven 3-point threat, Kyler Edwards will be a senior in the 2021-22 season.

But the good news is that Chris Beard has already secured a verbal commitment from another excellent 3-point weapon.  Plano, Texas forward Jaylon Tyson is one of the fastest-rising stars in his class.  Recently receiving a huge rating boost, he’s now the No. 51 player in the nation and the No. 5 player in Texas.

This past season, the 6-foot-6 Tyson shot 45% from 3-point range for John Paul II High School.  In 37 games, he hit 111 shots from beyond the arc.

Now, the Red Raiders want to add another gifted shooter to their 2021 recruiting haul.  Averaging 26 points, eight rebounds, and four steals per night, Coleman is one of the most gifted players in his class.  247Sports ranks him as the No. 7 shooting guard in America and the No. 46 overall prospect in America.

For what it’s worth, Texas Tech is Coleman’s most recent offer having just officially offered on August 10th.  Coleman has already taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, and Memphis.  What’s more, he has played on AAU teams coached by current Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway.

However, Red Raiders know that Chris Beard should never be counted out on the recruiting trail.  That’s why the name of Dallan “Deebo” Coleman is one for every Texas Tech basketball fan to keep an eye on.