Former Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns guard Mylik Wilson commits to Texas Tech
Former UL Ragin’ Cajuns combo guard Mylik Wilson announced Monday that he has committed to Texas Tech.
“Next chapter … Committed,” Wilson wrote on Twitter.
Wilson, the Sun Belt Conference’s 2019-20 Freshman of the Year, entered the NCAA transfer portal late last month.
The sophomore guard from Rayville High started all 26 games for UL last season. He averaged 12.9 points per game in 2020-21, second only to senior Cedric Russell’s 17.2.
Wilson – known for his ability to slash to the basket – also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season. But he struggled with his shooting from 3-point range, making 24.5% (13-of-52).
Wilson’s entry into the portal was followed by that of guard Devin Butts, who played one season at UL after spending his freshman season at Mississippi State.
Both guards went into the portal shortly after UL announced the signing of guard Greg Williams Jr., a Lafayette Christian Academy product who averaged 5.6 points over three seasons at St. John’s.
Williams is projected to start at the point.
If Wilson joins Texas Tech as expected, he would become the second Cajun in an many seasons to leave UL for a Power 5 conference.
Jalen Johnson, UL’s leading scorer and rebounder in 2019-20, started 11 of 24 games and averaged 5.2 points per game for Mississippi State last season. Johnson, a frequent starter during two seasons at St. Louis before transferring to UL, is in the transfer portal again this offseason.
At Texas Tech Wilson would be united with Talvin Hester, an assistant on the staff of new Red Raiders coach Mark Adams. Hester was an assistant the past seasons at Louisiana Tech and unsuccessfully tried to recruit Wilson for the Bulldogs.
Hester was replaced at Louisiana Tech by Josten Crow, a Cajuns assistant coach the past five seasons. UL has not yet named a replacement for Crow, who played for Cajuns coach Bob Marlin at Sam Houston State.