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Yuat Alok signs with TCU Basketball

The country’s top JUCO basketball player is officially a Frog.

TCU Basketball vs Kansas State, February 27th, 2018
TCU Basketball vs Kansas State, February 27th, 2018
Melissa Triebwasser

The Frogs dipped back into the land Down Under to add to a talented basketball roster, officially signing JUCO transfer Yuat Alok Wednesday.

Alok, a native of Auckland, New Zealand, played the last two seasons at Chipola College in Florida, where the 6’11” forward averaged 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. He brings much needed size and shooting ability to a TCU team that loses two veteran leaders from a squad that broke a 20 year NCAA Tournament drought in 2018. Jamie Dixon is excited to have a player of his caliber join the program. “We are excited to welcome Yuat to TCU,” said Dixon. “He is long and athletic and can play multiple positions. With his shot-making, shot-blocking and passing ability, Yuak will be a key part of our team next season.”

Alok is a very accomplished shooter, something that the Frogs could have used down the stretch this past season. The rising junior shot 48% from deep last season, 55% from the field, and - TCU fans will be glad to hear this - 81.6% from the free throw line.

A five star prospect as a prep player, Alok played one season for Impact Academy in Sarasota after leaving New Zealand for the States. He has also competed for the U19 New Zealand National Team.

Yuat chose TCU over offers from Baylor, Arizona State, LSU, Florida, USC, and Arizona State. He joins a stacked recruiting class for Jamie Dixon that includes Kaden Archie, Russell Barlow, Kenric Davis, and Angus McWilliam in the class of 2018, as well as redshirt players Lat Mayen and Kevin Samuel.