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Jaylon Tyson Will Head For Transfer Portal: Report

NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at West Virginia

Texas Tech guard Jaylon Tyson appears to be headed for the transfer portal after the hiring of coach Grant McCasland, per The Athletic.

The report noted that Tyson made the decision after a few meetings with McCasland and his staff.

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported that, per a Texas Tech spokesperson, that Tyson had not entered the portal yet.


If Tyson does decide to transfer, it will be the second time he has transferred in as many years and he will need to get a waiver to play immediately at his next school.

Tyson committed to the Red Raiders before his senior year of high school. But, after Chris Beard took the Texas job in April of 2021, Tyson flipped to Texas. He transferred away from the Longhorns after one semester and went back to the Red Raiders to play for former coach Mark Adams.

Last season Tyson, out of Plano, Texas, averaged 10.7 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. He shot 48 percent from the floor, 40 percent from the 3-point line and 72 percent from the free-throw line.

Tyson would be the seventh Red Raider to enter the transfer portal. Forward Fardaws Aimaq has already found a home at Cal.

Forward KJ Allen, forward Daniel Batcho, guard Ethan Duncan (who went into the transfer portal before the season started) and guard Elijah Fisher are still looking for new schools. Forward Robert Jennings declared for the transfer portal but ultimately decided to stay with Texas Tech.

One player, former Georgia guard KyeRon Lindsay, is transferring in to Texas Tech.

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