With enjoying time unsure, Nimari Burnett leaving Texas Tech

Texas Tech freshman Nimari Burnett, a five-star recruit popping out of highschool, is leaving this system and plans to switch, he informed ESPN.

Burnett, a 6-foot-Four guard, had seen his enjoying time fluctuate all through the primary 12 video games of the season, however he performed simply six minutes within the Crimson Raiders’ 82-71 win over Kansas State on Tuesday. Burnett had performed a minimum of 20 minutes simply 4 instances this season.

A part of the explanation for Burnett’s smaller position has been the arrival of transfers Mac McClung (Georgetown) and Jamarius Burton (Wichita State). McClung picked Texas Tech in Could; Burton initially deliberate to redshirt this season earlier than deciding to swimsuit up shortly earlier than the marketing campaign started. With Kyler Edwards additionally returning as a starter from final season, the backcourt minutes have not been there constantly for Burnett.

Burnett was averaging 5.three factors per recreation this season.

Ranked No. 22 within the ESPN 100 for the 2020 class, Burnett initially selected Texas Tech over a ultimate 4 that additionally included Alabama, Oregon and Michigan.

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