Bane believes in Jamie Dixon - and in what TCU can accomplish this season.
“I just felt like I was really selling myself short not coming back to school, given that, worst case, I’d be in the same position I’m in now,” the guard from Richmond, Ind., said. “I feel like either route would have been good. But developing here is just as good, or better, as the G-League, I’d say, honestly. The Big 12 is probably the third-best league in the world behind the NBA and EuroLeague. You’re playing against NBA players almost every time you step on the floor.”
So a senior season at TCU is no comedown for Bane. When he first stepped foot on campus, it’s fair to say he didn’t even picture himself as a potential NBA. In fact, he hardly pictured himself as a college player. At least a high-major college player.
“I didn’t really think I would play at this level until probably after my freshman year of college,” Bane said. “Even then, I really didn’t know. But after that, I kind of figured out I could do some special things at this level.”
We hear this over and over again from players when they commit. And that’s a good thing.
When reached by HFB, Gray said he chose TCU due to his relationship with the program.
“It was family,” he said of TCU. “A lot of love and realness.”
As a 2017 recruit out of Dallas Madison, TCU was a dream school for Gray and many felt that’s where he would’ve ended up had the Frogs offered. With his decision complete, he’ll get to live out that dream.
“It’s a blessing but nothing was easy. There was a lot of late nights and hard grind and a family that never settled for nothing less,” he said.
Well, that’s part of it. Maybe he can help Texas Baseball get back to the Big 12 Tournament in the future ;).
Kelley was named to Team USA Developmental program and helped the 18U National Team win gold at the 2018 COPABE U-18 Pan American Championship in December.
The junior made two appearances for Team USA during its undefeated run in Panama.
During the Refugio season, Kelley went 11-0 with a 0.24 ERA and helped lead the team to the regional finals.