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TCU News: Alexander set to make Big League debut

Jaylen Fisher finds a home, TCU recruit among area best

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Football:

Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech commits highlight top 2020 Fort Worth area offensive linemen | The Star-Telegram

The Frogs already have one of the top guys in the fold, but could add another.

4. Michael Nichols

6-4, 255, Justin Northwest, Senior

The 3-star TCU commit also considered Baylor, SMU, Central Arkansas and Louisiana-Monroe. Nichols is ranked as the No. 67 OT in the nation.

Basketball:

GCU lands commit from former 4-star recruit, TCU transfer Jaylen Fisher | Arizona Sports

It should be a good fit for the Fish man.

As a junior last year, Fisher averaged 12.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists for the Horned Frogs. He appeared in only nine games, starting eight, and was shut down due to a meniscus injury.

Knee issues also limited him to 17 games during his sophomore season at TCU, where he averaged 12.3 points and 5.4 assists on 50% shooting overall and 44% accuracy from three-point range.

For the Antelopes, he would join a backcourt that also includes returning leading scorer Carlos Johnson and incoming 3-star recruit Jovan Blacksher, among others.

Baseball:

No joke: LHP Tyler Alexander to make big-league debut Wednesday | The Detroit News

Alexander couldn’t believe his moment was coming - but, it’s here.

“At no point did I think I was going to get called here,” he said. “I had no clue. I knew they were down a guy, I knew they had four starters and then they went down to three — but it never crossed my mind.”

Ryan Carpenter and Kyle Funkhouser, two pitchers who might have been higher on the organizational depth chart, have fallen off recently. Alexander has had his ups and downs as well, but his 12-strikeout game against Rochester on June 22 opened some eyes.

“The first two months were tough,” he said. “I was finding a new arm slot and trying to make adjustments to the new balls (same balls that are being used in the major leagues this season) we’re using. But our pitching coach, Juan Nieves, worked with me a lot.

“We put in a lot of work and things just started to click.”