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Jaylen Fisher, Kouat Noi set to return to TCU basketball Tuesday

Two key Frogs will make their season debut against Lipscomb.

TCU Basketball first practice of 2017.
TCU Basketball first practice of 2017.
Melissa Triebwasser

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon had good news for Frog fans on Monday, saying that Jaylen Fisher and Kouat Noi were expected to return from injuries for Tuesday’s game against Lipscomb.

“We’re feeling really good about Jaylen as far as playing tomorrow, I mean he practiced well the last couple of days and he’s been practicing for the last ten days now, and same thing with Kouat. I anticipate both of those guys playing.”

Dixon mentioned that Angus McWilliams is also ready to play, and that Lat Mayen is continuing to improve health-wise.

As for how much they’ll play Tuesday, that’s still up in the air.

“We’ll see how it goes today again...we’ll see how it plays out.”

Fisher and Noi specifically are huge “additions” to TCU’s current rotation. Despite an injury-riddled college career, Fisher is averaging 10.7 points and 4.4 assists in 28+ minutes per game over his 52 games played.

Sophomore Kouat Noi is averaging 10.2 points per game in his young career as well, so getting both guys back back will be huge from an offensive perspective, as Kevin Samuel pointed out Monday.

“We’ve got Kouat coming back and you know he’s a scorer, and Jaylen he’s also a scorer and a distributor, so it brings back a lot of scoring to us that we’ve been missing in the first couple of games.”

TCU’s offense has stalled at times through the first three games, but the Frogs are shooting 49.7% from the floor as a team, and 36.2% from three point range while scoring 74 points per contest.

Fisher and Noi will definitely elevate the offensive game for TCU, and getting them back now will pay off down the road, as the Frogs prepare for a gauntlet schedule in the Big 12.