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Breaking: Texas Tech lands prized transfer Fardaws Aimaq

April 29, 2022

Utah Valley’s Fardaws Aimaq. Had the best rebounding season in NCAA since 1980 in 2020-21. Obviously, that stat means he led the nation in rebounds [that year] and that was a major feat, recording nearly 15.3 rebounds per game. 

This year, he continued his dominance.

Aimaq averaged 18.5 points, 13.6 boards, and over 1.5 blocks per game. In addition, he made huge jumps in both his shooting percentage from the field and his shooting from downtown. He shot an astounding 49% from the field and then hit 43% of his three-point attempts as well. Not your average shooting lines for a 7-footer.

The Utah Valley star had a major impact on his program from day one and the numbers he put up in his first two seasons in Urem proved in. Last April, he announced that he will pursue his dream of making the NBA, with that he had to reform his body and truly develop, and it’s clear he did just that. He looked the part of a physically skilled prospect who can do many things on a basketball court.

He will go thru the draft process once again, but he, also entered his name in the chaotic transfer portal while he goes through the process. 

Aimaq quickly became one of the nation’s most highly-touted transfers and heard from nearly 30+ schools. Now, he has cut his list and has made a final decision. So, where is Fardaws Aimaq going?

Texas Tech,” Aimaq told

So Why Texas Tech?

“I chose Texas Tech if I chose to come back to school because they can help me reach where I need to go. They can turn me into a lottery pick and make me the key piece for what they are trying to do and that’s winning a national title.”

Mark Adams.

“Coach Adams is an amazing human being. I love him as a person first. He’s sweet and genuine and truly cares about you. He’s also an amazing defensive coach, the best, and a great offensive mind who knows how to win.”

Breakdown Fardaws Aimaq’s game.

“I’m a seven-foot big who can do everything. I can shoot, pass, dribble, defend, and will be wherever you want me on the floor. I think my ceiling is through the roof.”

The Draft Process.

“I will be going through the draft process and the goal is to not come back, but, if I do choose to then Tech will be the spot. I will be showcasing my ability to shoot the ball at a high level as a big man and show I am versatile and can do what anyone needs me to do.”

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