Texas A&M Basketball: Aggies’ 3 best performers so far in 2021-22

Henry Coleman, Texas A&M basketball Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
Henry Coleman, Texas A&M basketball Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports /

The Texas A&M basketball team has a handful of unexpected performers who have stepped up so far in the 2021-22 season.

The Texas A&M basketball team has had an up-and-down season. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as Buzz Williams had to replace nine departures this offseason, completing a near-total overhaul of the roster.

Despite a rough patch in the middle of their conference schedule, the Aggies are still hopeful that they can make the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

To find themselves in this position, the Aggies have benefitted from strong performances from a few players, new and old. Here are the Texas A&M basketball team’s top three performers so far throughout the 2021-22 season. These players are not ranked in any particular order.

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Player No. 1: Quenton Jackson, G

If you’re talking about Texas A&M basketball in 2022, there’s one player that simply cannot be ignored. That player is Quenton Jackson.

Not only is Jackson one of the best athletes in the entire country — he’s the team’s scoring leader (14.1 PPG) and alpha dog. Jackson is coming off of a 31-point performance against Georgia and a 23-point game before that against Vandy.

He’s also second on the team in steals, third in blocks per game, and leads the squad in free throw percentage. The senior guard is Buzz Williams’ go-to guy.

Player No. 2: Henry Coleman, F

Henry Coleman, a transfer from Duke, has had a quiet, but effective impact on the Texas A&M basketball team this season. He doesn’t lead the team in any flashy stats — second in PPG, third in SPG, third in BPG — but his presence has gone a long way for the Aggies.

On a relatively small team, Coleman is the squad’s leading rebounder with six boards per game. He’s also knocking down over 54% of his shots, which lands him at second on the team so far this year. Coleman has given A&M an immediate boost as a transfer.

Player No. 3: Andre Gordon, G

Sorry, Tyrece Radford — for what it’s worth, you could also take this spot.

That said, I’m going with a different pick for my third Aggie standout. That pic is Andre Gordon, who is the only player on the team to be shooting over 40% from three-point range. Without Gordon, this team might actually be the worst long-range shooting squad in the country, as they rank 260th in the country right now.

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Gordon has also been impactful defensively, as he is the team’s leader in steals. He’s the perfect example of a player who is doing all of the little things right, but may not be recognized as a star.