Two more Red Raiders announce plans to transfer from basketball team

Two more Red Raiders announce plans to transfer from basketball team
Texas Tech players celebrate after defeating Michigan State 61-51 in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) (Source: Morry Gash)

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In the weeks that have followed Texas Tech’s historic run to the NCAA Final Four and national championship game, a number of players have announced plans to leave the program.

Sophomore Jarrett Culver announced last Thursday he would be entering the NBA Draft, and is currently expected to be a top 10 lottery pick. Freshman Khavon Moore, once Tech’s highest recruit, also announced that day he would be leaving, placing his name in the NCAA’s mysterious Transfer Portal.

Now, According to 24/7 Sports, Texas Tech walk-on redshirt-junior Andrew Sorrells has entered his name into the portal.

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Sorrells, a former Tubby Smith commit and the grandson of longtime Texas Tech chancellor Kent Hance, took part in the senior day activities when the Red Raiders hosted Texas.

Over his career in a Texas Tech uniform, Sorrells played 71-minutes in 28 games.

With Sorrells entering the transfer portal, that means the total of Red Raiders transferring now sits a three. On Friday morning, Texas Tech sophomore Parker Hicks announced on Twitter his intentions to transfer to Lubbock Christian University.

Since Hicks is transferring to an NCAA Divison II school, he will be eligible to play immediately.

After going 21-10 and ending their season in the South Central Regional Round of the NCAA Div. II Tournament, Chaps fans will be happy they didn’t have to go far to replace their two seniors.

In his two seasons in a Red Raider uniform, Hicks played in 25 games and scored 23 points.

Hicks scored a career-high five points in a win over West Virginia and finished his second season with the Red Raiders having played in 16 games.

With the loss of the four seniors, Culver, and the three transfers - there will be a lot of new faces for the Red Raiders, next season.

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