The Texas Tech Basketball programs have gotten a big boost this week with the announcement of the Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility. Kirby Hocutt announced a $10 Million gift that made the facility possible.

“We are so thankful to the Womble family for their unwavering commitment to our basketball programs,” Hocutt said. “We believe this gift will create the momentum needed to raise the additional funds necessary to break ground on what will be a truly remarkable facility. We can’t thank Dusty and Leisha Womble enough, and we look forward to having their name on this incredible facility in the years to come.”

The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility will feature two practice courts, a strength and conditioning weight room, men’s and women’s basketball coaches’ offices as well as sports medicine and nutrition areas.

“My collegiate years at Texas Tech prepared me for a successful business career. This gift is my opportunity to say ‘thank you’ and to give back to the university that has provided so much for me and for my family,” Womble said. “Prior to today, many great Red Raiders have laid the building blocks for athletics success. Now is our time to step up and further that vision Kirby has articulated in our Campaign for Fearless Champions."

The Dustin R. Womble Basketball Practice Facility will host the day-to-day operations of both the men's and women's programs and will provide both teams with 24-hour access throughout the year for student-athletes to practice and train.

“I speak for everyone in our program in thanking Dusty Womble and his family for this generous gift to Texas Tech University and to Red Raider Basketball,” Tech men’s basketball coach Chris Beard said. “This facility is a difference maker in our program and for the future of Texas Tech Basketball. It will be a tremendous asset for our current and future players. The facility will be a huge asset in both recruiting and in player development. I also want to thank all our past players and our coaches for their investment in our program. We all appreciate Dusty Womble and his vision for the future of Texas Tech Basketball.”

This facility isn't just for the current students who will enjoy the benefits when it's completed the recruiting bump this should provide is enormous. Just like the indoor facility for the Red Raider Football team and the Track and Field program has provided some instant gratification, especially for the Track and Field units, the Dustin R. Womble Practice Facility will provide Texas Tech an opportunity to have something elite to offer its recruits.

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