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Saturday / January 16.
  • Joel Ntambwe leaves Texas Tech

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    Texas Tech on Tuesday announced that sophomore Joel Ntambwe has left the program.

    Red Raiders head coach Chris Beard confirmed that Ntambwe told him the decision to leave the program was based on personal reasons and what is best for his family. Ntambwe is the older brother of Jonathan Kuminga, a projected 2021 NBA lottery pick who is now with the G League Ignite team in California.

    “We appreciate Joel’s contributions to our basketball program,” Beard said in a release. “We wish Joel the best in his future. I’ll personally be pulling for him to succeed in his next step.”

    Ntambwe redshirted last season at Tech after transferring from UNLV and played in each of the first three games this season. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in a reserve role, including a season-high nine points with three 3-pointer in the opener against Northwestern State. A 6-foot-8 forward, he began his collegiate career in Las Vegas where he averaged 11.8 points per game for the Runnin’ Rebels as a freshman.


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