Delton is the experienced guy of the group, but if Rogers is healthy... look out.
Delton got the first-team reps on Sunday, and certainly looked the part. The ball came out of his hand quickly, and some wondered just how restricted he may have been in Kansas State’s offense.
Coach Gary Patterson described Rogers as being “90 to 95 percent healthy” at this point in the spring.
And Duggan is a wildcard. He didn’t seem out of place for a kid who just finished his high school career a couple months ago.
Patterson raved about all the quarterbacks. He likes their competitive spirits and feels each will push each other on a daily basis.
“I like the way all of them are throwing the ball right now,” Patterson said. “Everybody understands there’s a competition and anytime you have a competition there’s more attention to detail because whatever rep you get you’re going to make it the best you can make it.”
This is pretty cool.
“I just like to compete and showcase my talent,” said White who’s coaching at Brewer High School with his former coach at DeSoto, Todd Peterman. I’ve always been a fan of boxing so I decided to get in it.”
Aaron Curry, a Fossil Ridge grad, also played at TCU as a defensive lineman and won his championship bout in the Novice 201+ pound division.
“It was a good, hard fight,” said Curry, who won a 4-1 decision against L.D. Bell grad Cyril Ogbeide. “It was my first time facing someone that was taller than me and I had to get used to it. I started kind of slow, but picked it up.”
The Frogs will try and bounce back against the league leaders tonight for senior night.
“They’re just a really good team,” said TCU point guard Alex Robinson, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half.
“They came out and were real physical with us. We haven’t been able to go much live, so it kind of hit us in the mouth. We had to respond. I feel like we did a pretty good job of that in the second half, but we just dug ourselves too big of a hole.”
The Frogs showed life late in the first half with sophomore forward Kouat Noi going on a personal 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 39-24, but Tech still took a 43-25 lead into the locker rooms.
The 25 first-half points were a season low for TCU, which shot just 28.6 percent from the field in the opening half, compared to Tech’s 59.4 percent.
But the Frogs opened the second half on a 10-0 run to pull to within 43-35 with 16:53 left, and cut the deficit to single digits a couple more times in the second half.
The Cats are trying to hold off Tech and Kansas and win the conference.
Stokes has been at his best from two-point range and as a distributor. He made 7 of 11 two-pointers last week and dished out nine assists while only losing two turnovers.
The Baltimore native has long valued assists-to-turnovers as the most important stat in basketball, and his ratio was 4.5 to 1 last week.
“I am being a little bit more aggressive, understanding how teams guard,” Stokes said. “That is pretty much it.”
But he’s still making three-pointers, too. Stokes went 4 for 11 from behind the arc last week. He is playing like a senior point guard should.
Stokes seems poised to continue doing a little bit of everything when the Wildcats continue their march toward a Big 12 championship at TCU on Monday.