Counting down the Texas Tech basketball program's five greatest one-year transfers

These former transfers to the Texas Tech basketball program were only on campus for one year but made unforgettable impacts during their time in Lubbock.
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Bryson Williams. 3. player. . . 468. Texas Tech. Bryson Williams. . 2021-22

Another player who brought more to the program than just what the stat sheet suggests was Bryson Williams. In fact, he was the leader and the heart and soul of the Red Raiders' 2022 Sweet 16 team.

A transfer from UTEP, many thought he would follow his former UTEP head coach, Rodney Terry, to Texas where Terry had been hired to be a top assistant on Chris Beard's first coaching staff in Austin. However, he decided to call Lubbock home and the Red Raiders were better off for it.

In 2021-22, Williams averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. Along the way, he was named a first-team All-Big 12 performer.

His signature game that season actually came in a loss. At Kansas, he posted 33 points and 5 rebounds as Tech nearly stunned the Jayhawks before falling 94-91 in double-OT.

Williams also scored 20 or more points in two of the three NCAA Tournament games he would play at Tech while putting up 14 in the other. A rugged player in the post, he was a perfect fit for the Red Raiders and that's why it is a shame he didn't spend more than one season in Scarlet and Black.