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CBB Review’s Ethan Carbone goes in-depth on the top 30 college basketball recruiting classes. Next up are the Texas Tech Red Raiders who come in at 15.


The Texas Tech Red Raiders bring in the 15th-ranked recruiting class according to 247Sports Composite rankings. This includes small forward Elijah Fisher (45th), point guard Richard Isaacs (79th,) shooting guard Lamar Washington (95th), and power forward Robert Jennings (208th).

What does each player bring?

Elijah Fisher: 6-6 small forward

Fisher comes in as an offensive weapon. He can score the ball from any type of shot and any angle. Last summer he played for Canada’s U19 team and led them to a bronze medal after putting up outstanding scoring performances.

After reclassifying, the top talent is projected to start from day one. Texas Tech hopes that will be the case for years to come, but there should be a spot waiting for Fisher in the NBA at some point.

Richard Isaacs: 6-2 point guard

Isaacs comes in as a point guard that can score at will, especially when he’s behind the arc. Issacs is a good passer and can fit the ball into small holes, as well as being able to get himself out of jams with the ball himself.

As a freshman, he will be the backup point guard for the Red Raiders. However, Isaacs will soon be in place to take over that starting job.

Lamar Washington: 6-4 shooting guard

Washington can play the one or the two, as he has excellent court vision and good size. He’s able to find the open man and always makes sure to make the correct play. Washington brings three-point range to Lubbock as well.

As a freshman, he will scavenge for playing time, however, he and Issacs could make a great backcourt one day.

Robert Jennings: 6-7 power forward

Jennings comes in as a raw talent whose athleticism could bring him places. He lives in the paint as an undersized power forward. However, he does have the ability to shoot the three and other jump shots at an above-average rate.

While he will not play much as a freshman, it’ll be fun to watch Jennings grow over the next few years.