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Saturday / August 13.
  • Fardaws Aimac withdraws from NBA Draft, will play at Texas Tech

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Fardaws Aimaq is withdrawing from the NBA Draft and will play for Texas Tech during the 2022-23 season, he announced on Twitter.

    The 6-foot-11 big man from Vancouver, British Columbia announced last month he was transferring to Texas Tech from Utah Valley. He averaged 18.9 points and 13.6 rebounds last season as a junior and 13.9 points and 15.0 boards as a sophomore.

    He also considered Texas, Gonzaga, Iowa and Washington.

    “I’m super excited to be a Raider,” he said last month on the Field of 68 network.

    “I’m super excited to join [Mark Adams] and his staff and make a run at this thing….I’m going to play my heart out every single night.”

    Aimaq said then he was “50/50” on remaining in the NBA Draft or remaining in school.

    “It will truly depend on if I’m at a place where I think it’s worth it to leave, then I’ll obviously I will take that route,” he said. “But if it’s not, I’ll come back to school for another year, improve my stock, make a run at the [NCAA] Tournament and leave a legacy at Texas Tech.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.