Texas Tech wing Devan Cambridge reportedly enters transfer portal

The forward played in only eight games for the Red Raiders before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
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It appears that the Texas Tech basketball transfer portal parade is going to continue. Already having seen players such as Pop Isaacs and Robert Jennings enter the portal, on Tuesday, it was reported that forward Devan Cambridge will also put his name in the college version of free agency.

Red Raider fans hardly got to know the former Arizona State transfer. After all, he played in only eight games for Tech this past season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in early December.

Prior to that, Cambridge had put up good numbers. He was averaging 10.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game before the contest in which he was injured.

Though we hardly saw what Cambridge could do on the court in his short time at Tech, he did show a level of versatility that made him a valuable player. For instance, when big man Warren Washington was off the court, Cambridge often played as Tech's tallest player on the court meaning the 6-foot-6 wing would be tasked with guarding opponents that were much bigger than him and he was surprisingly effective in that role.

In his eight games, Cambridge managed five double-digit scoring efforts. That included a season-high 17 points against Michigan in the final game of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. He also had 16 points the next game at Butler and he scored 15 earlier in the year in a win over San Jose State.

Now, the Red Raiders have some serious work to do in the portal themselves. With Joe Toussaint and Washington having exhausted their eligibility and with Pop Isaacs and Cambridge now in the portal, there is only one returning starter from the season's first game, Darrion Williams, who is still with the program at the moment.

In all, the Red Raiders may now have as many as eight scholarships to fill this offseason. What's more, the program has no high school players committed in the 2024 signing class.

Such is the modern era of college basketball. The portal gives and the portal takes away. Right now, the Red Raiders are in the part of the cycle where the exodus out of Lubbock seems unending.

However, the tide will soon turn for Grant McCasland and Co. as they add more pieces to the roster. Of course, that task grew even more daunting with Cambridge's apparent decision to seek greener pastures.