Returning starters could give TCU a big boost heading into this one.
TCU coach Gary Patterson is hopeful the Frogs will be bolstered by the return of two key offensive players who have missed multiple games because of injuries, receiver/kick returner KaVontae Turpin (knee) and center Austin Schlottmann (foot). Their availability will be “game-time decisions,” said Patterson, who also indicated the contest could mark the season debuts of cornerback Julius Lewis and offensive lineman Trey Elliott. They are coming off injuries once thought to be season-ending.
Kenrich Williams missed all of the 2015-16 season with an injury, but he’s already earning preseason awards.
TCU guard Kenrich Williams, who missed last season because of a knee injury, has been selected to the preseason Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball men’s All-Texas College Team. Williams last played in the Horned Frogs’ 64-59 loss to Kansas in the 2015 Big 12 conference tournament to close the 2014-15 season. A 6-foot-7 junior, Williams averaged 8.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game for the Frogs during the 2014-15 season while shooting at a 47.7 percent clip from the field.