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Jaylon Tyson Commits to Transfer to Texas Tech

NCAA Basketball: Gonzaga at Texas Tech

Jaylon Tyson is a Texas Tech Red Raider once again, as the former Red Raider commit and Texas forward committed to transferring to Lubbock on Sunday.

Tyson, who announced last month that he was transferring away from the Longhorns, was a former Top 50 player in the 2021 signing class.

Tyson announced his commitment to Texas Tech via social media.


Tyson was originally committed to play for Texas Tech out of Pope John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas, when Chris Beard was the head coach. When Beard left Texas Tech to go to Texas, Tyson, a 6-foot-6 forward, followed. He was the only member of Beard’s 2021 high school recruiting class at Texas.

At the time, Tyson was considered third-highest recruit in Tech’s history, over the span of’s rankings.

At Texas, Tyson found it hard to find playing time behind a large group of transfer veteran forwards, including Tre Mitchell, Timmy Allen and Dylan Disu.

Tyson played in eight games, averaging seven minutes per game and 1.8 points per game.

He would be eligible to play for the Red Raiders next season.

Texas Tech is coming off a win over Kansas on Saturday. The Texas Longhorns are coming off a loss against Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Red Raiders and Longhorns will meet for the first time this season on Feb. 1 in Lubbock. It will be the first time Beard has returned to Lubbock as Texas head coach. Mark Adams, who was on Beard’s staff and served as Beard’s defensive coordinator, is now the head coach of the Red Raiders.

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