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BREAKING: Collins and Shreiner Not Returning in 2016-17

TCU Men's Basketball Junior Guard Chauncey Collins and Sophomore Guard Lyrik Shreiner won't be returning for the 2016-2017 season

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In a statement released today from the TCU Athletic Media Relations Department, it was announced that Junior Chauncey Collins and Sophomore Lyrik Shreiner won't be returning to the team.

TCU men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon announced Tuesday that guards Chauncey Collins and Lyrik Shreiner will not return to the Horned Frogs program. 

"We would like to thank Chauncey and Lyrik for their contributions to TCU," said Dixon.  "We wish Chauncey the best as he looks to begin his professional career to provide for his family and will support Lyrik as he continues his college career at another university."
- Matt Hoover, Associate Director of Athletic Media Relations

In his Sophomore campaign, Collins averaged 31 minutes and 12.3 points per game, shooting 38% from the field. Shreiner logged time in 22 games in his first year on campus, averaging just over 5 minutes a game and shooting 46% from the field. Collins will be playing overseas, and Shreiner transferring to another program.

As far as where this leaves TCU Basketball and Coach Jamie Dixon, the roster won't be devoid of talent by any stretch. While certainly an exciting player and gifted scorer, Collins would have had stiff competition at the guard spot for the first time in his tenure at TCU; the signing of highly rated talents Desmond Bane and Jaylen Fisher, two explosive and versatile guards who should see playing time immediately, upped the competition in a major way. Seniors Michael Williams and Brandon Parrish, as well as juniors Malique Trent and Kenrich Williams all return, and should give Dixon  good mix of young talent and veteran leadership to mix and match on the floor.

We will update this story as more information becomes available, but for now we wish Chauncey and Lyrik the best of luck as they move on to the next stage of their careers.