TCU junior guard Charles Hill, Jr. announced on his Twitter page that he is transferring to Tarleton State University after three seasons as a Horned Frog.
Just wanna say I built a lot of good relationships over the past years at TCU but sometimes you have to change for the better.— Charles Hill (@Charles_Hill0) May 11, 2015
I still have a lot of love for the program and wish those guys the best.Next season I will be at Tarleton State University to finish out— Charles Hill (@Charles_Hill0) May 11, 2015
The Fort Worth native had a rocky stint at TCU after committing to the program in 2012 under Trent Johnson. Hill became a regular during conference play his freshman season, averaging 4.6 points in 20.4 minutes per game. He then appeared in 14 games during the 2013-2014 season before being declared academically ineligible for the spring semester. This past season, Hill appeared in 14 more contests, including a 13-point performance in Morgantown that helped push the Frogs into overtime with West Virginia. However, he was suspended for the remainder of the season in mid-February for "conduct unbecoming of a TCU men's basketball player," per Trent Johnson. Hill finished the season averaging 2.6 points in 5.3 minutes per game.
Hill will continue his career just down the road in Stephenville for a Tarleton State team that completed a historic season in 2015. After falling to TCU in an exhibition match before the season, the Texans went on to finish 31-4, including an appearance in the NCAA Division-II Final Four. Tarleton State finished the season ranked 7th in Division-II.
For TCU, Hill's departure frees up an additional scholarship, potentially for three-star JUCO recruit Chris Boucher. As we reported yesterday, fellow recruit Malique Trent might have leaked that Boucher could commit to TCU soon.