Texas Tech Signs JUCO Teammates

Missouri State-West Plains teammates Justin Jamison and Devagntah Williams react to signing their national letter of intent with Texas Tech on Wednesday

Texas Tech gained two powerful junior college recruits and teammates from Missouri State-West Plains in Justin Jamison and Devaugntah Williams that will add experience to the roster.

Both Jamison and Williams signed on Wednesday afternoon with Texas Tech and are excited to be apart of the program. Tubby Smith and his staff worked hard on the recruiting trail this year and both recruits said getting to play for Smith is considered an honor. Williams said he believed in Tubby just as the current Texas Tech team does.

"It feels really good to be able to play for Tubby and compete in one of the best conferences in the nation," Williams said. "I believe in him and that's why I committed (and signed)."

Jamison is a 6-foot-9, 260-pound power forward that will be able to bring leadership and experience to the team. His teammate, Williams is a 6-foot-3 shooting guard that will be able to put points on the board for the Red Raiders. Having played with each other at Missouri State-West Plains these players have a connection and are comfortable with each other on the court and look to carry that over to Tech.

"That is really something special" Jamison said. "We have progressed in our relationship this year. We are excited to come in to Tech together."

Having played JUCO basketball and being a little bit older after spending time in the Texas Rangers far system as a pitcher before returning to the hardwood, Jamison looks to come in and be a leader for the team. He expressed the importance of being an example on and off the court and that will help the team reach their goals.

"I am bringing leadership with my age and experience, and not only experience in basketball but in life," Jamison said. "I have a lot to bring on and off the court."

Both Jamison and Williams will be joining the Red Raiders in the summer. They are ready to get the hard work started because both agree this will be the team that goes to the tournament.

"We are all coming in with a common goal to make it to the tournament," Jamison said. "We are going to continue to work hard towards that."

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