Texas Tech Red Raiders News: Basketball lands commit, baseball continues slide

In today's Texas Tech Red Raiders news roundup, we look at a new commitment for the basketball team, the baseball team's continued Big 12 woes, and more.
NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament - First Round - San Diego
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Here is your Texas Tech Red Raider news roundup for May 6, 2024.

Texas Tech basketball lands high school commit

Though much of the focus for Texas Tech basketball fans has been on the transfer portal, the Red Raiders dipped into the high school ranks this weekend to fill a scholarship for next season. Leon Horner III, a combo guard from Frisco, Texas has given his pledge to the Red Raiders.

The 6-foot-6 prospect is rated a 3-star recruit by 247Sports.com. His other offers were from Sam Houston State, Hofstra, Florida A&M, and Illinois-Chicago.

This isn't likely to be an impact addition for 2024-25. However, this is a player worth taking a chance on to see if he can develop into a nice player down the road.

Texas Tech baseball swept by Oklahoma

The slide continued for the Texas Tech baseball team over the weekend as Tim Tadlock's squad was swept for the second Big 12 series in a row. After dropping three games at Kansas last weekend, Tech couldn't muster a win against Oklahoma in Lubbock this weekend.

Friday, the Red Raiders fell 8-0. It was the first time that the Red Raiders had been shutout at home since 2021.

Saturday, Tech fell into a 6-0 hole before a late rally came up short in a 7-5 loss. Then, on Sunday, a 6-1 deficit was too much for the Red Raiders to overcome in an 8-7 loss. It marked the first time since 2007 that the program had been swept at home in Big 12 play.

Tech now sits at just 12-15 in Big 12 action. That's good for only 10th place in the league standings. The problem for Tech is that only the top ten teams in the conference make the conference tournament and given that the Red Raiders have to play three games at Oklahoma State to close out the regular season this coming weekend, it is entirely possible that Tadlock and Co. could be left out which would essentially end their hopes of an NCAA Tournament birth as well.

Former Texas Tech basketball player KyeRon Lindsay to Murray State

This weekend, former Texas Tech basketball forward KyeRon Lindsay found a new home at Murray State. The 6-foot-8 sophomore played in only nine games for Tech last season averaging 2.7 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

Lindsay transferred to Tech in January of 2023 after playing one semester at Georgia. He sat out the spring 2023 semester due to NCAA transfer rules.

Brought to Lubbock by former head coach Mark Adams, Lindsay never seemed to be able to mesh with Grant McCasland and the current Red Raider coaching staff, especially when it came to his desire, or lack thereof, to play defense. Now, the athletic young player has a fresh start at Murray State.

Former Texas Tech football player Cam Watts to New Mexico

Another former Red Raider, cornerback Cameron Watts has also found a new place to play. The super-senior-to-be is going to round out his career at New Mexico.

Last season, Watts played in 13 games for Texas Tech as a reserve defensive back and special teams contributor. Over four seasons at Tech, he appeared in 29 games.