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Posted On: 11/14/18 4:45 PM
Kevin McCullar has officially signed his letter of intent with the Red Raiders of Texas Tech after committing the day after Independence Day. The Raiders are getting an athletic and versatile swingman with a solid feel for the game. He is skilled at creating space from defenders and knocking down contested mid range jumpers with ease. The main challenge for McCullar will be running the show at a high major level. A challenge the four-star hooper is eager to face.
“The opportunity to play right away and play at the point guard position in the Big 12 was something that I could not pass up on,” said McCullar. “Coach Beard and the rest of the staff have a good relationship with me and my family.” It also does not hurt that McCullar’s father Kevin McCullar Sr. was a star football player for the Red Raiders in the mid-90’s. McCullar chose Texas Tech over high major schools, such as: Houston, Kansas State, Louisville, and Virginia Tech.
McCullar (an original member of the 2019 class) has also decided to forgo his senior year, graduate early in December, and enroll for the Spring 2019 semester. “I had discussed this with a few head coaches and I was ahead in school, so it allowed me the opportunity,” said McCullar on reclassing. “I want to get on campus so I can prepare by practicing and working with the basketball and strength coaches. It is a great opportunity. The plan has always been to redshirt this Spring and start my collegiate career in the Fall of 2019.”
As a fan of Texas High School Basketball, I wish that McCullar was suiting up for the San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds alongside star guards Jalen Jackson and Journee Phillips for his senior season. McCullar would have easily been ranked inside the top ten in 2019 if he had stayed in his original class. However, I am excited that he will receive the chance to enroll early and get properly adjusted to the college game. During this off time, McCullar has been improving all parts of his game to try be as versatile as possible. He will be one to look out for next season as a Texas Tech Red Raider!