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REPORT: TCU’s Damion Baugh not expected to return next season

The talented guard will pursue a professional career after averaging 10.6 points per game during the 2021-22 season.

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The TCU men’s basketball team saw two starters declare for the 2022 NBA Draft after the season, with guards Mike Miles and Damion Baugh both announcing their decisions on social media earlier this offseason. While Miles has since stated his return to the Horned Frogs, Baugh will reportedly stay away as he pursues his professional basketball career.

An All-Big 12 Honorable Mention during the 2021-22 season, Baugh averaged 10.6 points and made an immediate impact after transferring in from Memphis. Baugh’s absence will leave TCU head coach Jamie Dixon with at least one starting spot to fill as the Horned Frogs prepare for the 2022-23 season. TCU was in the mix for two transfer guards this offseason (SMU’s Kendric Davis and LSU’s Adam Miller), but both players opted not to choose TCU.

TCU will need to address its backcourt depth before the 2022-23 season. While the Horned Frogs have three-star guard PJ Haggerty signed and on his way, TCU lost guard Francisco Farabello to the transfer portal earlier this offseason. Two candidates for increased playing time this coming season are Maxwell Evans and Shahada Wells, who transferred in before the 2021-22 season before suffering season-ending injuries.