TCU Basketball got better Tuesday afternoon with the addition of a trio of players that will play big roles over the coming year.
It was announced that Dylan Arnett, Owen Aschieris, and Chase Rogers had joined the squad and will serve as walk-ons for the Horned Frogs during the 2017-2018 season.
Arnett, a freshman, is a 6’3” guard out of DeSoto who starred at Dallas Carter High School. Much like another DeSoto product at TCU - QB Shawn Robinson - he led his team to a state championship as a senior. Dylan averaged 16 points, 8.0 assists, and 6.0 rebounds a game for the Cowboys during that championship run. He should be a fun matchup for Alex Robinson and Jaylen Fisher in practice. You can learn more about Dylan here, when he was featured as Class Act of the Week on CW33.
Owen Aschieris is already familiar with TCU Basketball, having spent his freshman season serving as a practice player for the women’s team. He switches over to Jamie Dixon’s squad this fall, bringing a scoring mentality to the program. A 6’1” sophomore, Aschieris played his high school ball in San Diego, starring at Santa Fe Christian, where he averaged 22 points and four assists per game in leading his team to the CIF playoffs as a senior.
Aschieris comes to the men’s basketball team after spending a season as a practice player for the TCU women’s hoops squad. The 6-1 sophomore guard is from San Diego, Calif., and was a first-team all-league and second team all-state as a senior for Santa Fe Christian School. Aschieris, pronounced a-SHARE-iz, averaged 22.0 points and 4.0 assists per game to help Santa Fe Christian make the CIF playoffs as a senior. The sharpshooter is deadeye from long-range.
A Colorado native, Chase Rogers is a triple threat, having averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game for Evergreen High School. A 6’3” guard, the freshman led his team to three straight state playoff berths over the course of his last three seasons. He is a career 42% shooter from three.
Walk-ons can play a significant role for a program, and often work their way onto the court as payoff for their work in practice. 2018 graduate Dalton Dry might be the best known TCU walk-on, as the grandson of former Frog Football coach FA Dry ended up playing 38 games in his career, becoming a fan favorite along the way.