Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert is transferring to SMU, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. Tolbert was Texas Tech’s second leading scorer this season and one of the Red Raiders’ mainstays the past three years as the program has had four coaches in as many years. The 6-foot-7, 225-pounder averaged 10.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Originally from the Dallas-area, Tolbert could be eligible immediately because he is moving closer to home to be with his mother after his father recently passed away. If he is, Tolbert could fill the void left behind by graduating forward Shawn Williams, who is only one of two seniors on SMU’s roster. Tolbert is best described as extremely athletic and powerful. Since Larry Brown’s arrival, SMU has brought in a slew of transfers including leading scorer Nic Moore (Illinois State), Markus Kennedy (Villanova) and Crandall Head (Illinois). All three had to sit out a year before suiting up this season. Tolbert attended Fort Worth All Saints, where he averaged 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. A three-star prospect, Tolbert chose Texas Tech over offers from Arizona State, Colorado, SMU, Wichita State and others.
Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert transferring to SMU
Dallas Morning News | Apr 3