Texas Tech Basketball Gets Their Guy in Santos-Silva
A couple of weeks ago Texas Tech missed out on Matt Haarms, a 7'3" transfer out of Purdue, after he chose BYU over Texas Tech and Kentucky. To me? Bullett dodged. No offense to Mr. Haarms but the production just didn't justify a spot on the Red Raider roster. He's a one-dimensional shot-blocker that wouldn't provide much offensively.
That brings us to the news of the day, Marcus Santos-Silva has committed to Texas Tech as a graduate transfer and will be immediately eligible to play next season. This 6'7", 250 pound bulldog is a menace to society on the court and will provide spark and glue on both ends of the court.
Last season he averaged almost 13 points per game and 9 boards per game along with more than a block ever contest. When he played Texas in 2018 as a sophomore he had 16 and 10. Against Dayton's Obi Toppin, who was considered the best big man in the country, Santos-Silva had 12 and 9 in the first meeting and 12 and 17 in the second meeting.
Santos-Silva had 10 double-doubles last season with points and rebounds. There were 21 games where he scored in double digits and 13 games when he rebounded in double digits.
Santos-Silva chose Texas Tech over Georgia, Maryland, Ole Miss, Penn State and Arizona State.