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Former Frog Kendric Davis transferring to SMU

Expected to be TCU’s starting point guard, the rising sophomore will instead suit up for a rival.

TCU Basketball vs Oklahoma | February 16, 2019 | Fort Worth, TX
TCU Basketball vs Oklahoma | February 16, 2019 | Fort Worth, TX

Well, this is a bummer.

Expected to be TCU’s starting point guard this season, instead, Frog fans will watch Kendric Davis play across the metroplex for SMU for three of the next four years.

Davis announced that he would be leaving TCU last week, in a move that caught fans by surprise. After averaging 6.3 points in 17.1 minutes per game as a freshman, Davis was expected to play a bigger role for Jamie Dixon’s Horned Frogs in year two with the graduation of Alex Davis. But, apparently, that was not meant to be, as he announced on social media on June 3rd that he would be leaving the program.

Davis was a super sixth man for TCU in his true freshman campaign, scoring a career high 22 points in a big win at Iowa State and playing in all 37 games, with two starts. He now joins an SMU program that went 15-17 a season ago and saw one of their top players, Jimmy Whitt, announce his intentions to transfer out. Davis will be forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, unless he appeals.

TCU currently has 14 players on scholarship and will need to trim that to 13 prior to the start of next season. Two of those players will sit out a season due to transfer rules.

We certainly wish Kendric the best going forward, except when he matches up against the Horned Frogs annually. TCU has a two game winning streak against the Ponies and will look to make it three in a row in 2019.