Red Raider Basketball Signs Three|
Nov. 16, 2007
The Texas Tech men's basketball program has signed three players to National Letters of Intent. The new Red Raiders hail from North Carolina, Kansas, and Texas.
Tyree Graham, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard from Village Christian Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina will enter Texas Tech next season as a freshman. Tyree averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists as a junior at South Durham High. After his visit to Lubbock last month, Tyree commented, "I was about 95 percent that I knew before I even came here that I wanted to come to Texas Tech. I love Coach Knight's character. He gets into this players and he gets the best out of them, and that's what I want."
The second signee, Corbin Ray, a 6-foot-8, 210 pound forward from Katy, Texas, plays for the Taylor High School Mustangs. Corbin was the first player to give the Red Raiders a commitment for the 2008-2009 season. Both parents graduated from Texas Tech. Corbin's mom, Vickie (Teal) Ray played for the Lady Raiders. "Texas Tech seemed like the perfect fit. I like how their system works and how Coach Knight handles himself. I like the coaching staff and the team atmosphere," Corbin remarked.
Robert Lewandowski, a 6-foot-9, 250 pound forward from Overland Park, Kansas is the third signee for the Red Raiders. Robert averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior at Blue Valley West High School. The Jaguars were the Class 6-A state champions last season. "The whole university, from the chancellor to the coaching staff to the facilities are first class," declared Robert after his visit to Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders (1-1) continue non-conference play for the 2007-2008 season on Saturday, November 17 against the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin. Tip-off at the United Spirit Arena is at 11:00 AM.
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