2022 Record: 25-10 (15-3)
Head Coach: Buzz Williams (Career Record 329-202) (A&M Record 76-47)
PG: Wade Taylor (16.3 Pts, 2.7 Reb, 3.9 Ast)
SG: Tyrece Radford (13.3 Pts, 5.3 Reb, 2.4 Ast)
SF: Eli Lawrence (Middle Tennessee 12.2 Pts, 4.1 Reb, 1.4 Ast)
PF: Henry Coleman (9.0 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 0.9 Ast)
C: Julius Marble (9.1 Pts, 4.1 Reb, 0.4 Ast)
6: SF Manny Obaseki (5.2 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 1.0 Ast)
7: SG Jace Carter (UIC 16.7 Pts, 7.0 Reb, 1.6 Ast)
8: SF Andersson Garcia (3.2 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 0.8 Ast)
9: C Wildens Leveque (UMass 5.5 Pts, 4.6 Reb, 0.8 Ast)
10: SG Hayden Heffner (3.4 Pts, 0.7 Reb, 0.5 Ast)
11: SF Solomon Washington (3.2 Pts, 2.9 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
12: C Brandon White
13: SG Bryce Lindsay
14: SF Tyler Ringgold
Texas A&M returns 84% of their scoring production from last season. The most notable returners are PG Wade Taylor and SG Tyrece Radford. Taylor has been voted as the preseason SEC player of the year. He was also voted the player in the conference that coaches are most scared of via the Field of 68 CBB Almanac. Taylor saw a massive rise in his production this past season. He shot 40% from the floor and 36% from three while averaging 16PPG and 4APG. Taylor is also one of the better perimeter defenders on the team. Taylor is poised to take command and lead this Aggies team this season. Tyrece Radford is entering his 5th season of CBB and also previously played for Buzz Williams at Virginia Tech. Radford saw a slump in his shooting this past season but he’s previously displayed that he can be an athletic high motor three level scorer.
The Aggies also return the big man duo of Henry Coleman and Julius Marble. Coleman is a great interior defender and also adds size to this Aggies team. He can also score on the interior at a high level. The former Duke big man has a chance to have his best season to date. Julius Marble is entering his 5th season of CBB after spending 3 seasons with Michigan State and this past season at A&M. He also finishes well around the rim and has a mid range game as well. Both Coleman and Marble are the reason why Texas A&M rebounded well as a team last season. Returning forward Andersson Garcia also adds to the fold in the rebounding category. Garcia doesn’t do much statistically on the offensive end but he’s very efficient and is a high level defensive player. Solomon Washington is expected to see more time in the rotation next season as well. He’s a better outside shooter than last years numbers reflect.
The final returners for Texas A&M this upcoming season are Hayden Heffner and Manny Obaseki. Heffner didn’t see a great deal of playing time last season, but he does the little things right and also adds value as a shooter off the bench. Manny Obaseki is a player that should have a breakout year this season. He showed flashes of what he can be last year and what’s to come from him this season. The Aggies also brought in 3 freshman to the fold this offseason. Big man Brandon White from North Carolina is ranked as the #180 player in the class. SF Tyler Ringgold from Louisiana is ranked as the #235 player in the class. Former South Carolina commit Bryce Lindsay is ranked as the #181 player in the class.
Texas A&M also brought in three transfers this offseason. Eli Lawrence out of Middle Tennessee was an underrated pickup for the Aggies. He’s a 3 and D player that will bring value on both sides of the ball. He has great size at the position. Lawrence should be in the mix to start this season because of his unique abilities. Jace Carter out of UIC is a player that brings a knack for scoring to this Aggies team. The 6-6 guard also rebounds very well as he averaged 7RPG this past season. He also won’t be asked to do so much as he was at UIC this past season. Carter will thrive being one of the first guards off the bench on this A&M team. The final transfer Buzz Williams brought in was UMass transfer big man Wildens Leveque. He had a rough season this past year with UMass, but he proved he can be a serviceable rotational big in the SEC during his South Carolina career.
Texas A&M had a great season in conference play last year. In non-conference play they suffered a few bad losses which cost them a better seed in the tournament. They have a more complete team this season with a very deep roster. Texas A&M is certainly in the mix to win the SEC, but they instead project to be more in the 2nd-3rd range with an absolute floor of 5th. This team has the makings of a squad that can make a second weekend run and possibly deeper.