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Former TCU Basketball SF Garlon Green signs with Pelicans

The Frogs will have at least one player in the NBA this season.

2018 NBA Summer League - Las Vegas - Toronto Raptors v New Orleans Pelicans Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Garlon Green kept biding his time.

The Houston native graduated from TCU in 2013 after a productive career that saw him average nine points and 3.5 rebounds per game, as well as hitting on 37% of his three point attempts.

After going undrafted, he took his talents overseas, playing for four teams across three seasons, and upping his averages to 16 ppg and four rebounds per game this past season with Belafus.

Garlon, brother of longtime NBA vet Gerald and cousin of Danny, signed with the Pelicans Summer League squad this off-season, impressing in his five games played. He did enough, in fact, to earn a multi-year deal from New Orleans, as his hot shooting (9.3 ppg on 63% from the field) and defensivive versatility were intriguing to the Pels.

According to Keith Smith of RealGM, “Green’s contract is expected to include some guaranteed money for 2018-19 and be non-guaranteed with trigger dates TBD in future years.”

After four years in Fort Worth and three overseas, Green will have a place to call home for potentially several years. He joins a good, young team, building around one of the best big men in the game and run by one of the better young guards. There should be plenty of opportunity for Green to earn minutes as the Pels compete for the playoffs in the increasingly crowded West.

Congrats to Garlon, and hopefully he is joined by some fellow Frogs in The League soon!