Texas Tech lands four-star transfer forward JT Toppin of New Mexico – fitnessnacks

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    On Tuesday the Texas Tech Red Raiders men’s basketball team added another impact transfer to the 2024-25 roster. Former New Mexico Lobos power forward announced that he will head a little east to Lubbock, Texas. JT Toppin was listed as a four-star transfer after averaging nearly a double-double last season.

    Toppin joins a backcourt that also added Pittsburgh Panthers power forward Fede Federiko back in March. The freshman forward averaged 12.4 points per game to go along with 9.1 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game. He scored a career high 27 points against Toledo in November and recording 12 double-doubles. In 36 games, Toppin scored in double digits 23 times and pulled down double-digit rebounds in 17 games. Toppin set a career-high in total rebounds with 16 twice.

    This acquisition by head coach Grant McCasland and the staff will give them a presence around the rim. Something that seemed to be lacking at times last season.


    New Mexico transfer JT Toppin is headed to Texas Tech, he announced.

    Toppin averaged 12.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks as a freshman last season for the Lobos.

    — The Field of 68 (@TheFieldOf68) May 28, 2024

    This addition gives Tech four incoming transfers to replace the four outgoing players from the latest transfer cycle. Toppin joins the aforementioned Federiko to go along with former Minnesota point man Elijah Hawkins and Drake guard Kevin Overton.

    Big 12 basketball transfer portal rankings per 247Sports

    Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

    1. West Virginia Mountaineers (7 commits)
    2. Kansas Jayhawks (4 commits)
    3. Texas Tech Red Raiders (4 commits)
    4. Baylor Bears (3 commits)
    5. Kansas State Wildcats (6 commits)
    6. Cincinnati Bearcats (3 commits)
    7. TCU Horned Frogs (6 commits)
    8. Arizona Wildcats (3 commits)
    9. UCF Knights (5 commits)
    10. Iowa State Cyclones (4 commits)
    11. Arizona State Sun Devils (5 commits)
    12. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7 commits)
    13. Utah Utes (5 commits)
    14. Houston Cougars (1 commit)
    15. Colorado Buffaloes (3 commits)
    16. BYU Cougars (1 commit)

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