Texas Tech basketball transfers who didn't live up to the hype

Though each of the players on this list were highly-anticipated transfers, none ended up becoming stars or living up to the hype surrounding their commitment to the Texas Tech basketball program.
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. Chris Clarke. 2. 468. Tech. . . Chris Clarke. player. 2019-20

Chris Clarke came to Texas Tech from Virginia Tech in 2018-19 but he wasn't part of the team that reached the National Championship game. Rather, he had to redshirt due to NCAA transfer rules, guidelines that have since been changed.

Still, there was plenty of talk about what he might be able to provide once he did step onto the court. In fact, he was the 2019 preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. However, the reality is that he didn't come close to living up to what Red Raider fans hoped he would be.

In 2016-17, two seasons prior to coming to Lubbock, Clarke averaged 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Hokies. That gave Tech fans reason to hope he could match or even top those numbers in Lubbock.

That didn't happen. As a Red Raider, he scored a career-low 5.6 points per game. Additionally, he grabbed 6.6 rebounds, which was only slightly above his previous season's average.

Ultimately, we didn't get to see how Clarke's story would end as a Red Raider. That season the NCAA Tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic robbing everyone in college hoops of March Madness. However, it didn't prevent the season put forth by Clarke from being a disappointment.