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Carlos Silva Jr

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Lubbock, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Carlos:

Tech athletics confirms positive COVID-19 tests within the men’s basketball program

The Texas Tech athletic department confirmed recent positive tests for COVID-19 within the men’s basketball program via a news release sent Monday afternoon.According to the release, member of the program who tested positive have been self-isolated in accordance with CDC Guidelines and the City Department of Health procedures for a positive test which includes contact tracing.Per the CDC,… → Read More

Making moves: Top Texas Tech target Kuminga reclassifies to Class of 2020

Jonathan Kuminga made it official Sunday.The No. 1-rated prospect in the Class of 2021 graduated and elected to reclassify to the Class of 2020.Kuminga → Read More

REPORT: Texas Tech’s Moretti signs with Italian professional team

The Maestro enjoyed his final performance as a men’s college basketball player.Davide Moretti, a rising senior, elected to sign a mult-year professional contract with Olimpia Milano, an Italian basketball team, according to Emiliano Carchia of international basketball site Sportando."At this time we do not have an announcement or statement on the reports," a statement from Texas Tech Athletics… → Read More

No. 1 hoops prospect Kuminga includes Texas Tech in top 5

The nation’s top prospect for the Class of 2021 thinks highly of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team.On Friday, Jonathan Kuminga cut his list of options to four schools — Auburn, Duke, Kentucky and the Red Raiders — while also keeping the door open for a spot in the NBA G-League.Kuminga, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward, has taken several unofficial visits to Auburn, Kentucky and Texas Tech.Of the… → Read More

Air Force transfer guard Walker puts Texas Tech in final 4

The Texas Tech men’s basketball coaching staff continues to be active.On Monday, Air Force transfer A.J. Walker announced his top four and listed the Red Raiders among his next destinations, according to CBS Sports Insider Jon Rothstein.Due to NCAA transfer rules, Walker is expected to sit for a season before starting his eligibility with the Red Raiders. Walker, coming off his sophomore… → Read More

Another commit: College of San Mateo TE Lloyd pledges to play for Red Raiders

Jason Lloyd was happy with his decision.The 6-foot-4, 245-pound freshman tight end at the College of San Mateo in California needed a couple of days before he knew playing for the Texas Tech football team was the correct move.“They were the only school which was interested in me playing in the fall and the coaching staff just kept great contact with me and my family,” the Class of 2020 prospect… → Read More

Report: Texas Tech’s Moretti offered chance to play professionally

Davide Moretti has a decision to make.According to online reports, Texas Tech’s soon-to-be senior was offered a multi-year deal by LBA Italian professional basketball team Olimpia Milano based in Milan.Moretti — a native of Bolgna, Italy, which is two-and-a-half hours out of Milan — returned home following the cancellation of the Big 12 Conference and NCAA Tournament back due to the coronavirus… → Read More

A star addition: Mahomes II joins lineup for LSV High School Sports Awards show

Patrick Mahomes II will return to Lubbock — in a different way.The former Texas Tech standout, and current Kansas City quarterback, will be one of the featured guest presenters in the annual Lone Star Varsity High School Sports Awards show set for 6 p.m. June 18 and can be watched at 24-year-old Mahomes, who led the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl victory… → Read More

Calling it a career: Lubbock High’s Ribera decides to retire, ends 37-year coaching tenure

Steve Ribera was hoping to make it to his 40th year of coaching baseball.But things changed for the veteran Lubbock High coach, along with the rest of the → Read More

Tech RHP Dobbins to compete in summer tourney

Hunter Dobbins is hoping to play baseball sooner, rather than later.On Tuesday, the rising junior was announced as a competitor in the Collegiate Summer → Read More

Adjusting the plan: Beard, Texas Tech staff adapting to new landscape

Chris Beard has seen a lot during his coaching career which spans back to his graduate assistant days at Incarnate Word in 1995.But even he had never seen → Read More

Texas Tech’s Brewer excited to start WNBA journey with Atlanta Dream

When she was growing up, Brittany Brewer had those same dreams as every young little girl who started to bounce a basketball.The Abilene, Texas, native → Read More

SILVA JR. COLUMN: Brief pause allows time for self reflection

Everyone has had some time to think.That’s one of my many takeaways from my time sequestered inside my house during the coronavirus pandemic.But sometimes we all need a moment to reflect and realize where we’ve grown and what’s important in life.For me, it took a single text message.It came from my mother, who sent a photo of my father and his best friend, smiling as they sat inside the Don… → Read More

Texas Tech’s Tchewa enter transfer portal

Texas Tech center Russel Tchewa will not return, electing to enter the transfer portal Thursday.The 7-foot 260-pound post averaged 1.7 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in limited minutes as a freshman for the Red Raiders last season.Tchewa, who completed his senior year at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, scored a career-high six points in three games in his first and only year in… → Read More

Wofford transfer Burger picks Texas Tech

Josh Burger found a place he could contribute.The Wofford graduate transfer, who’s listed at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds, announced Wednesday on Twitter → Read More

Argyle OL Tucker pledges to Texas Tech

A week after securing a pair of verbal commitments from tight end prospects, the Texas Tech football team gained one from an offensive lineman Monday. → Read More

Clarendon College’s Nyiwe pledges to Texas Tech

The Texas Tech men’s basketball coaching staff added size to its roster Saturday. Esahia Nyiwe, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward... → Read More

Clarendon College’s Nyiwe pledges to Texas Tech

The Texas Tech men’s basketball coaching staff added size to its roster Saturday.Esahia Nyiwe, a 6-foot-10, 210-pound power forward prospect, verbally committed to play for the Red Raiders. He chose Texas Tech over offers from Tulsa, Wichita State, VCU and interest from more than 35 others.“First off I want to thank my family, friends, and teammates for all the support during my journey,” Nyiwe… → Read More

A change in the process: Local, area athletes adjust to workouts without facilities

Jake Gilbert knew his life would change.The junior linebacker heard the news, just like the rest of his Frenship teammates, that the UIL suspended → Read More

A quick pivot: LSV sports award show changes from physical to online format

Things will be the same, sans a few tweaks.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal is changing its annual Lone Star Varsity High → Read More