Rebuilding is not a word that Texas A&M Basketball fans are likely used to using when it comes to their college basketball team. Generally speaking, that is a word that you’ll hear at the NBA level to refer to a team that is beginning a long-term overhaul of their team.
But there’s no other word for what the Aggies’ are doing this season. Amidst an offseason where nine players from last year’s team have entered the transfer portal, Buzz Williams has been extremely busy putting together a serviceable team. And that’s just the thing.
Thus far, he has done more than just build a serviceable team — he has built a squad that could be extremely dangerous in the SEC.
Texas A&M Basketball HC Buzz Williams recently added St. Joseph’s transfer, Jordan Hall
The most recent player to come knocking on Buzz Williams’ door goes by the name of Jordan Hall. Hall wasn’t a huge recruit in high school, but with three stars to his name, he would land at a solid basketball school in St. Joseph’s.
He’d play a very strong year of basketball there as a freshman, doing it all on the court. He would average 10.6 points per game and 5.7 assists per game offensively. Even as a young player, he played like a veteran out on the court.
He’s no slouch on the defensive end and as a rebounder, either. In the 2020 season, he would reel in 5.9 rebounds per game to go along with 1.3 steals per contest. His impact on the floor could be huge for this team.
He’ll join a 2021 team that already has a high level of talent. Earlier this week, the Aggies received a commitment from Henry Coleman, a former 4-star recruit who originally played basketball at Duke University.
Another notable incoming player for the Aggies is a 5-star shooting guard prospect out of Plano, Texas in Manny Obaseki. He’ll be an instant impact player who can make all the difference alongside his new teammates.
This class is shaping up to be a good one for Williams. Time will tell, but the Aggies could be a sleeper to make a run at an SEC title in the 2021-22 season.