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Kevin Samuel Cleared to Join TCU Basketball Practice

The big man out of Houston has put in the work to get practice-eligible in his second semester, and compete for minutes next year.

Melissa Triebwasser

TCU Basketball received some good news this morning, as center Kevin Samuel was cleared academically and will join team workouts with the semester ending Friday. The four star recruit out of Houston (Redemption Center) is a Barbuda native, and often, it can take longer to get all of the transcripts in order.

Rated the seventh best prospect in Texas, Samuel was a top 100 recruit nationally in the class of 2017. Standing at 6’11” and weighing in at 265 pounds, he adds another big body to TCU practices, where he can get experience and work in as he prepares to compete for minutes next year. Also joining Samuel on the practice court in semester two is incoming freshman Angus McWilliam, a New Zealander who graduates high school this month and is expected to enroll in January.

It wasn’t all good news for the Horned Frogs though, as they lose Lat Mayen from practice for the next couple months, as he deals with a meniscus injury. Mayen was not expected to play this year though, as he works through transcript issues of his own in coming over from Australia.

The Frogs were idle as TCU went through finals week, but continue their season Monday against Texas Southern at 8:00pm. TCU has two games remaining before welcoming in Oklahoma on December 30th in their first conference game of the season.