Five-star guard adds Texas Tech to Top 4

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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 18: RJ Hampton #5 and Jahmius Ramsey #10 of Team Ramsey pose for pictures on the court after the game against Team Stanley during the SLAM Summer Classic 2018 at Dyckman Park on August 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech men’s basketball is now in the running for one of the top recruits in the 2019 class.

Five-star guard RJ Hamilton, who was ranked as the No. 5 recruit in the 2020 Class according to Rivals, announced Tuesday on Twitter he would forgo his senior season and reclassify into the Classo fo 2019.

The 6-foot-5 Little Elm High School product also added Texas Tech to his Top 4 along with Kentucky, Kansas and Memphis.

This comes a day after Chris Beard signed a six-year contract extension with Texas Tech.

Hampton has previously played AAU basketball with Texas Tech signee Jahmius Ramsey.

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