Red Raider basketball inks Daniel Mading to NLI - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Red Raider basketball inks Daniel Mading to NLI

Source: TTU Athletics Source: TTU Athletics

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Texas Tech men's basketball head coach Chris Beard has signed Daniel Mading to a National Letter of Intent and Athletic Scholarship Agreement announced Thursday as part of the spring NCAA signing period.

Mading, a 6-10 forward originally from the Sudan was raised in Australia. He prepped at The Rock School in Gainesville, Florida along with St. Anthony's in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Mading is rated a consensus three-star prospect by, and 247 Sports. He will join the Red Raiders as a freshman for the 2017-18 season.

Mading is a versatile forward who is long and athletic. He can handle the ball, possesses a strong face-up game and excels in transition.

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What the media is saying about Daniel Mading

Jeff Borzello (
"The biggest thing that stands out about Daniel Mading is his upside and potential. With his length and size, he could be a major impact player at the next level. Mading can run the floor well, he finishes in transition and has very good athleticism. He's also skilled enough that he'll be a factor in a half-court setting. Mading has some touch in the mid-range and is capable of knocking down perimeter shots. You can throw the ball to him near the rim too."

Evan Daniels (
"Daniel Mading is a long, versatile forward prospect with tremendous upside. He has good mobility, good hands, solid athleticism and has potential as an offensive weapon. This is a quality pickup for Texas Tech."

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