During TCU men’s basketball’s home contest against No. 9 Oklahoma on Wednesday evening, the university announced that former Horned Frog standout and current NBA player Kenrich Williams will have his jersey retired on Feb. 3, when TCU will host Texas in Big 12 Conference action. Williams, who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, spent four years with the Horned Frogs and concluded his career as a two-time All-Big 12 honoree.
Williams earned the NIT Most Outstanding Player honor during the 2016-17 season, when TCU went 24-15 and won the NIT Championship. The player nicknamed “Kenny Hustle” averaged 13.2 points along with 9.3 rebounds and 3.9 assists during the 2017-18 season, when he led the Horned Frogs to a 21-12 record and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Williams concluded his four-year career at TCU with 1,125 points along with 877 rebounds and 271 assists. The 6-foot-7 forward from Waco, Texas ranks fourth on the program’s all-time rebounding list and fifth on the program’s season rebounding list.
Williams began his NBA career with the New Orleans Pelicans, where he signed as an undrafted free agent and played two seasons before signing a new contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Williams is one of two active TCU players in the NBA.