The Texas Tech Red Raiders are retaining a key player for the 2023-24 season, as Robert Jennings has taken his name out of the transfer portal and decided to stay in Lubbock, he announced this week.
Jennings, who appeared in 30 games during the 2022-23 season, averaged just 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game as a freshman but is seen as a promising young athlete that could grow into a star.
With just under nine minutes per game, Jennings didn’t play a ton this season as far as minutes go, but would be someone that new head coach Grant McCasland and Texas Tech would miss if he did decide to leave Lubbock.
“I would like to thank the Texas Tech basketball stall staff for allowing me an opportunity to play at Texas Tech University this year and helping me improve as a player on and off the court,” he wrote in a graphic posted to Twitter when he entered the portal back in March. ”I would also like to thank my teammates for the bond that we have created as well as the fans and the city of Lubbock for all the love and passion you guys have had for me since Day one.”
Well, now it won’t be the end of his time in West Texas. He’s canceled a visit to Virginia that was reported to be his final other suitor. McCasland and the Red Raiders will reap the rewards for next year and perhaps multiple years to come.